Audix M1280BO Condenser Microphone

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Audix M1280BO Condenser Microphone (Omnidirectional) (Audix-M1280BO)

Audix M1280BO Condenser Microphone (Omnidirectional)

The M1280B, a miniaturized condenser microphone with a fully integrated preamp and detachable cable, has complete immunity from RF interference caused by cell phones and GSM devices. The M1280B condenser microphone is equipped with a cardioid capsule and is also available with hypercardioid, omnidirectional or shotgun capsules. The M1280B has a very wide frequency response and may be used in a wide variety of live, studio and broadcast applications.

The M1280B miniaturized condenser microphone is available with a wide array of clips and accessories allowing the microphone to be used for drums, percussion, musical instruments, overhead stage miking, podiums, conferences and presentations. It is available in a variety of polar patterns: cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional, and supercardioid.


  • Overhead mic for choir, group vocal
  • Ambient room miking
  • Acoustic instruments
  • Symphonic area miking
  • Speech / Presentation
  • Cymbals / Percussion




Polar Pattern


Frequency Response

40 Hz - 20 kHz


150 Ohms


10 mV (C/HC) / 12 mV (O) / 18 mV (S) / Pa @ 1k

What's In The Box

  • 1 x M1280B Miniaturized Condenser Microphone
  • 1 x CBLM25 25' Cable With Mini-XLRf - XLRm Connectors
  • 1 x MCMICRO Microphone Stand Adapter
  • 1 x MCHANGER Hanging Clip
  • 1 x WS1218 External Windscreen

USER TIPS - The M1280B, despite its size, has all the attributes of a world class recording microphone. Low noise integrated electronics allows the microphone to function in the close field as well as in the far field. It can be used on a wide variety of acoustics instruments as well as on voice and vocal ensembles. Cardioid: The cardioid pattern is helpful with resistance to feedback. For percussion, the M1280B should be used 1 - 2 feet above the cymbals, or because of its small size, could also be used in hard to reach areas such as beneath the cymbals. For orchestral instruments, the M1280B may be positioned anywhere from 3 - 12 inches depending on instrument and room acoustics. For speech or voice the typical working distance is 8 - 10 inches. For area miking or group vocals the working distance can be between 2 - 3 feet from the sound source. Hypercardioid: In situations where the volume is loud on stage or there are many open microphones, this pattern is helpful in further isolating the instrument or vocal from the rest of the instruments on stage. The microphone can be worked at ½ the distance of cardioid if necessary. Supercardioid: This pattern is best for podium applications. It is helpful in pinpointing hard to reach areas, especially for recording outdoors, and with video. Omni-Directional: The Omni pattern offers the most accurate and natural sound reproduction of all the patterns. It is ideal for recording, live broadcasts or video, where sound reinforcement speakers are not an issue.