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Old April 21st, 2008, 02:55 PM   #1
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Audix SXC1 opinions?

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I wonder if any on this board has used this mic. I realize that it's not a schoeps, but how does it compare to the AKG blueline or Oktava?
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Old April 21st, 2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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Hi John:

FWIW Ty Ford has suggested that this is a very good mic. Unfortunately I have not had a chance to try one yet.

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Old April 21st, 2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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Marty Atias is a big fan of Audix too. Why not shoot him an e-mail? He's a member.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 03:19 PM   #4
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Hi all.
I wonder if any on this board has used this mic. I realize that it's not a schoeps, but how does it compare to the AKG blueline or Oktava?
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if you really can't afford a schoeps yet. get the audic scx-1 hc.

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Old April 21st, 2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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Thanks all,
I searched the forum and found that Douglas Spotted Eagle doesn't think much of Audix in a recording situation, and Ty does like it. The one down side seems to be the availability of the capsules. The retailers don't seem to stock 'em.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 03:33 PM   #6
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Lovely town Halifax. We spent a week up there a few Augusts ago. Stopped by several guitar shops. Stayed in a qualnt B&B about 1.5 miles up from the waterfront.

Yes, Doug and I frequently disagree. Don't know why. We just do.

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Old April 25th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #7
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Well

"if you really can't afford a schoeps yet. get the audic scx-1 hc."

Well before you buy a SCX-1 at 500 bucks, if you can't afford a Schoeps maybe you can afford a Sanken CS 3E at 1100?
It's twice the audix, but half of a Schoeps?
Why go for all or nothing?

And do we know for sure that the Audix is better than an AT 4053A (400 bucks) or a Sanken CS 1?

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Old April 25th, 2008, 09:23 AM   #8
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I haven't directly compared the SCX-1 with a Sanken CS-3e, (which is also a great mic).

If you have $1100, sure, go ahead. The SCX-1 HC sounds like it should cost more than $500, though.

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Old April 25th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #9
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WOuld you say the Audix compare favorably to the Sanken Cs 1 which is around 800 bucks? How does it compare to the AT 4053a?



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Old April 25th, 2008, 10:39 AM   #10
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Hey Larry,

It was closer to a Schoeps cmc641. Not exactly and not as good, but in that "family."

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Old April 25th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #11
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Hey Larry,

It was closer to a Schoeps cmc641. Not exactly and not as good, but in that "family."

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That sounds like a pretty good endorsement of the sound quality to me... I would venture a guess and say that in your opinion, the Audix definitely outclasses the AKG Blue Line se300b/ck93 combo and Sanken CS-1, correct? What about the AKG c480b/ck63 combo in your opinion?

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Old April 25th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #12
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That sounds like a pretty good endorsement of the sound quality to me... I would venture a guess and say that in your opinion, the Audix definitely outclasses the AKG Blue Line se300b/ck93 combo and Sanken CS-1, correct? What about the AKG c480b/ck63 combo in your opinion?

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I think above Blue Line, yes, and probably CS-1 as well.

Haven't heard a 480 in a while.

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Old April 25th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #13
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Can you use a BBG and Windjammer with the Audix? If so, does the 20mm work with it?

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Old April 26th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #14
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... so I ended up getting the Audix I was looking at on ebay. Now I wonder how well it booms? Handling noise, wind suseptability? Should I look at the BBG? I suppose I'll find out...
Oh yeah, and Halifax is a lovely town and lovelier when the harbour cleanup is finished.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #15
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Please tell us what you think of the Audix
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