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Reviews Categories | Microphones for ham radio | Audix OM-2 hypercardioid dynamic microphone Help

Reviews Summary for Audix OM-2 hypercardioid dynamic microphone
Audix OM-2 hypercardioid dynamic microphone Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $149
Description: An all around great mic for vocals and a wide range of instruments, the OM-2 handheld dynamic mic features a VLM type-B capsule which gives you warmth in the lower mid-bass and a slight boost in the mid-range.

# Hand Held Dynamic
# Hypercardioid pattern
# 250 Ohm impedance
Product is in production.
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W2NJU Rating: 3/5 Mar 22, 2014 11:46 Send this review to a friend
Not for ham radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Audix OM-2, in fact ANY of the OM series, is not made for ham radio. They are tailor made for live performances. The output of this mic is deliberately low to avoid the feedback and pick up of adjacent sounds that take place in a live environment, like a stage band. I have been singing professionally with the Audix OM-7 for years and I love it, but for ham, these mics need more push.
The look and frequency response of this mic is similar to the Heil HM-12 which at -55dB has a much hotter output and is designed to be a ham mic.
KC2RGW Rating: 5/5 Jun 9, 2008 10:56 Send this review to a friend
Great for its purpose, needs a pre-amp  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This is a dynamic hypercardioid microphone. It has a very tight pickup pattern that is perfect if you have loud conditions in your shack and will close talk the mic to knock down your background noise level.

I picked this up specifically for it's tight pattern and the clean, crisp typical sound the Audix vocal mics have.

This mic has a characteristic peak at about 2.6kHz and the bottom rolls off gradually starting at about 80Hz. This works well for the voice quality I was looking for.

This mic has proximity effect like most any dynamic mic, but the important part with this one is, the element doesn't overload if you speak directly into the grille. So for close talking, you can EQ to 'fix' the proximity effect quite nicely.

This mic has 250 Ohm impedance and relatively low output level. This will require the use of a proper mic preamp in order to get the proper quality from this mic.

I run this with the Edirol FA-66 soundcard/pre and use the VoiceShaper software with it and have excellent results.

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