The i-5 from Audix is a dynamic microphone that can be used for any instrument miking application for stage and studio. With its sleek styling and unique probe cap design, the i-5 features a durable cast zinc alloy body and black E-coat finish. Every model is attractively laser etched with its model and serial number.The Audix i5 was designed by the true microphone experts at Audix to handle a wide variety of applications and survive the absolute torture of live sound gigs. The Audix i5 is the ideal choice for snare, toms, percussion instruments, and can even handle the blistering SPL levels of electric guitar cabinets. Built around a bulletproof transformerless XLR-balanced design and housed in a precision cast zinc-alloy case with a steel mesh grill (stick hits no problem here), the i5 is a super-smooth dynamic mic featuring 50-16kHz frequency response and a very useable cardioid pattern with incredible off-axis rejection (>23dB) for exceptionally high gain before feedback.