Designed, assembled and tested by audix in the usa, the om7 is a dynamic vocal microphone used for professional sound companies, front of house and mixing engineers, and high profile fixed installations. the om7 is known for its ability to provide unprecedented gain before feedback on concert level stages without sacrificing sound quality. in addition, the om7 is very resistant to feedback on extremely loud stages, and for performers who tend to â€œcupâ€ the microphone with both hands. in order to achieve these extraordinary performance benefits, the om7 is designed with an unconventionally low output level (8-10 db lower than typical dynamic microphones). this low gain stage acts as a natural â€œpadâ€ at the capsule in order to maintain high fidelity at the source. for this reason, the om7 is best suited for use with high quality mixing consoles with plenty of head room to compensate for the low gain. the om7 is characterized with a super-tight hypercardioid polar pattern which effectively isolates the vocals from the rest of the instruments on stage. with a wide frequency range of 48 hz - 19 khz, the om7 employs a vlm™ (very low mass) diaphragm for a very clean and punchy sound with exceptional transient response. well balanced, comfortable to hold and durable, the om7 is manufactured with very high standards and tight tolerances. roadworthy construction includes a precision die cast zinc alloy body, black e-coat finish, laser etched model and serial number, steel mesh grill, switchcraftÂ® xlr connector, and heavy duty nylon clip.