Issue 91

Audix’s PDX720 Signature Edition

The new gold standard of dynamic vocal microphones unveiled at NAMM 2023.


14 April 2023

Audix has introduced the PDX720 professional dynamic studio microphone, a top-notch addition that expands its current studio microphone portfolio. The PDX720 is designed for the most demanding studio recording engineers and producers, vocal recording, high-end home studios, professional podcasting and voiceover.

The PDX720 excels on lead and backing vocals, and spoken word applications. Its sound signature finds its roots from the AUDIX distinctive ability to produce natural, smooth vocals with great low-end extension, even without active filtering.

The microphone’s standard default gain level eliminates the need for preamp boosts or cloud lifters. The PDX720 also features two unique three-position switches that enable users to quickly modify sound by adjusting the low cut and presence boost, minimising the need for complex sound mixing adjustments.

“My favourite setting was with all the switches in the ‘off’ position, vocals sounded more natural and it gives you a great template to mix, very smooth on the top, great low-end extension without being boomy; it’s very pleasant sounding, “says JC Fredrickson, Audio Engineer/Theatre Technician.

Beyond its excellence in vocal recording, the PDX720 is also a natural choice for drum and instrument recording, with its warm low-end tones and clear, defined highs which produce great clarity without sounding harsh. The versatility of the PDX720 make is a must have for studio professionals and home recording applications. “Having one microphone that excels in many sources is a plus,” adds Fredrickson. 

Transducer Type: Dynamic
Frequency Response: 50Hz – 20kHz
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Output Impedance: 280 ohms
Sensitivity: 1.9mV / Pa @ 1k
Maximum SPL: ≥135dB
Power Requirements: None
Connector: 3-pin XLRm
Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of output XLR connector
Materials / Finish: Aluminium / Black / Gold Finish
Weight: 869gm
Length: 212mm

The new PDX720 is designed, machined, assembled and tested by Audix in Wilsonville, Oregon, U.S. The mic fully reflects the Audix philosophy of using the highest quality components and premium solid materials to ensure reliability and avoid any compromise to always provide exceptional sound quality. The PDX720 is the latest addition to an already brilliant set of AUDIX Studio microphones such as the recently launched A231 condenser vocal microphone. 

The PDX720 will be available to purchase from the beginning of May in the US and will be opened to the rest of the world in July.

NAMM 2023 Booth #14702


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