The Audix OM2S is a handheld hypercardioid dynamic microphone designed to deliver highly directional capture of vocals and instruments in recording sessions and live stage applications. It boasts low handling noise and a hypercardioid polar pattern, which not only minimizes feedback caused by nearby monitors and speakers, but also reduces the pickup of stage bleed and room ambience. The dynamic element's low-mass diaphragm responds quickly to transients and handles sound pressure levels up to 140 dB.
It produces a frequency response of 50 Hz to 16 kHz with a mild rise centered at approximately 150 Hz along with a moderate presence boost above 2 kHz. The gold-plated XLR 3-pin output ensures compatibility with most microphone preamps and mixer inputs, and the zinc alloy body with a dent-resistant steel mesh grille provides road-ready protection and durability. An on/off switch is provided for convenient muting of the mic between speeches or performances. The OM2S was designed, assembled, and tested in the USA, and ships with a microphone clip and carrying pouch.
VLM Type-B capsule delivers quick transient response and a warm, full sound with gentle bass proximity
Hypercardioid polar pattern provides off-axis rejection of over 25 dB and high gain before feedback
Slight rise peaking at 150 Hz and approximately 5 dB of boost from 3 to 6 kHz
Can be used for a wide variety of instruments and vocals
Maximum SPL of 140 dB allows audio capture of loud sources without distortion
Provides excellent vocal isolation on stage
Durable zinc alloy housing with dent-resistant steel mesh grille