Audix FireBall is a dynamic microphone specifically designed for the professional harmonica player and Audix FireBall is well-suited for both chromatic and diatonic harmonicas. With Audix FireBall’s sleek styling and unique design, the FireBall is CNC machined at the Audix factor in Wilsonville, Oregon out of a solid bar of aircraf grade aluminum. The final look is achieved with a elaborate three stage anodizing process, givin every microphone its own distinctive look Featuring a dent resistant grill ball with a deep re internal pop filter, each FireBall is attractively laser etched with its name and serial number.
While the contour the FireBall is designed to fit comfortably within the palm of the hand, there is a full-sized dynamic capsule within to provide big, full-bodied sound. Featuring VLM (Very Low Mass) capsule technology developed by Audix during the early 1990’s, the FireBall is very clean and accurate, resistant to feedback, and capable of handling sound pressure levels in excess of 140 dB without distortion.
Even more astonishing is the ability of the FireBall to maintain its high quality sound reproduction even while the artist is cupping the grill ball. While this type of cupping action is necessary for style and effect, Audix FireBall can often cause the microphone to “boom out” or become muddy and distorted. Not so with th FireBall – it will operate as if it’s in an open air environment, even under the most demanding conditions
The FireBall is characterized with a smooth and uniform frequency response of 50 Hz – 16 kHz and and a cardioid polar pattern, allowing it to focus on the particular instrument that is being miked without picking up other instruments or ambient noise on stage.
Tailored For Chromatic and Diatonic Signals
Primarily designed for harmonica, the FireBall excels in capturing both, chromatic and diatonic instruments.
High SPL Handling
The FireBall is capable for reproducing signal up to 140dB SPL without distortion.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The tight cardioid polar pattern provides exceptional rejection of ambiance and off-axis signal.
The transformerless design and balanced output provide interference free capturing even at long cable runs.
Transducer: Dynamic, Moving Coil
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 50Hz to 16kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical): not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Input Sound Level: > 140dB
Power Requirements: Dynamic microphone – no power required
Output Impedance: 150 ohms balanced
Output Connectors: 3-pin XLR
Low Frequency Roll-Off: No
Dimensions: 3″ (76mm) (Length)
Weight: 4.5oz (127.5 grams)