The Audix SCX25A-PS Piano Microphone System has 2 SCX25A microphones; 2 DFLEX dual-pivot, rim-mounted microphone clips; and 2 CBL-20 20' XLR-XLR microphone cables.
Piano is one of the most challenging instruments to reproduce, particularly in a live performance where there are other instruments on stage. The SCX25A, in addition to producing a highly transparent and remarkably accurate sound, is designed so that it can be easily positioned parallel to the soundboard. To further enhance ease of placement, Audix provides the Dflex mounting clip which attaches directly to the rail of the piano, enabling the microphone to be placed securely just about anywhere on the soundboard.
In a live sound or live broadcast environment, the instruments surrounding the piano will often bleed into the piano mics. In order to compensate for this sound leakage, it requires the piano be played in either the short stick or closed lid position. The SCX25A, with its low profile and phase coherent reproduction, is the best microphone for this application.
With its innovative design and patented capsule suspension system, the SCX25A has earned a reputation for the most compact large diaphragm condenser microphone on the market. The piano package includes two SCX25A mics, 2 Dflex mounting clips, and 2 high quality quad conductor microphone cable with braided shield to help reduce noise induction from external sources.
2 SCX25A microphones
The Audix SCX25A is a professional studio condenser microphone with an elegant design and a patented capsule suspension system. Uniquely shockmounted within an intricate machined brass ring, the Audix SCX25A capsule is completely isolated from the microphone's body and electronics. By successfully minimizing acoustic reflections and diffractions, the Audix SCX25A delivers a pure, open-air sound with exceptional detail and realism.
With a smooth, uniform frequency response from 20Hz20kHz, the Audix SCX25A is very consistent when responding to on and off-axis signals, exhibiting excellent phase coherence and minimal proximity effect. The Audix SCX25A has a wide cardioid polar pattern which enables sound engineers to blend the sound of the instrument or vocals with room sound. Other features include a 1-inch (25 mm) gold vapor capsule, miniaturized electronics, and an extremely small footprint.
The Audix SCX25A handles sound pressure levels in excess of 135dB and provides up to 20dB of ambient noise rejection. In addition to vocals, the SCX25A is ideally suited to capture acoustic instruments such as piano, guitar, vibes, woodwinds, brass, percussion toys, drum overheads, orchestra and symphony sectionals.
The Audix SCX25A, manufactured to exacting standards and tight tolerances, has a precision-machined brass body, innovative capsule suspension system, steel mesh grill, black e-coat finish, laser-etched model and serial number, and Switchcraft XLR connector.
2 DCLIP microphone clips
These 2 tension-fit, heavy-duty nylon microphone clips keep your SCX25As securely in place for optimal recording. Dual-pivot, rim-mounted.
2 CBL-20 cables
These 2 20' microphone cables have XLR-to-XLR connectors.
Isolated capsule suspension system
Low noise electronics
Extremely small footprint
Transducer Type Condenser
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Sensitivity at 1k 28 mV / Pa
Equivalent Noise Level 14 dB (A weighted)
Signal to Noise Ratio 80 dB
Maximum SPL 135 dB
Dynamic Range 121 dB
Power Requirements 48-52 volts phantom
Connector Switchcraft male
Polarity Positive pressure on
diaphragm produces positive
voltage on pin 2 relative to
pin 3 of output XLR connector
Housing / Finish Machined Brass /
Multi-layer Class A liquid
Weight 244 g / 8.6 ounces
Length 148 mm / 5.8 inches