Austrian Audio

Austrian Audio OC16 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone 20002F10100 810019100352

$ 399.00

Austrian Audio OC16 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone 20002F10100 810019100352

$ 399.00
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  • SKU: AOC16STUDIOSET20002F10100
  • Brand: Austrian Audio
  • Type: Condenser Microphones
  • Availability: In Stock

Key Features:

  • Open Acoustics Technology
  • Transparent & Natural Sound
  • Precise Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • For Vocals, Drums, Guitars, Pianos
  • For Wind & String Instruments
  • Transformerless Design
  • Handles up to 148 dB SPL
  • Specially Tuned Diffuser/Absorber
  • Suspension Mount to Reduce Vibrations
  • Low-Cut Filter: Off, 40 Hz, 160 Hz

The OC16 from Austrian Audio is designed to provide home, project, and professional studios with a go-to workhorse condenser microphone ready to tackle a wide variety of applications and deliver clear, transparent, and natural recordings, rivaling far more expensive models. Part of Austrian Audio's Open Condenser series and engineered with transformerless Open Acoustics technology that isolates the capsule from vibrations and provides a built-in diffuser, the mic provides accurate, uncolored audio capture for drums, electric and acoustic guitars, pianos, wind and string instruments, or vocals.

The focused cardioid pickup pattern helps to reduce unwanted background sounds, and the included elastic spider shockmount offers additional protection from handling and vibration noises, making the mic well suited to podcasting, streaming, and voice-over applications. A three-position low-cut switch lets you precisely filter out unwanted bottom frequencies for cleaner, clearer audio. The condenser mic capsule requires 48V phantom power through the XLR connector.

Key Features

  • Equipped with the CKR6 capsule: a large-diaphragm condenser inspired by the legendary CK12 and handmade in Vienna
  • Low-cut / high-pass filter with two frequency options: 40 Hz to eliminate lowest interference frequencies or 160 Hz to counteract proximity effect
  • Flat design and low weight: Allows for miking and precise alignment, even in hard-to-reach-places.
  • Open acoustic design: With the CKR capsule suspended in the microphone at three elastic points, interference from structure-borne noise is kept to a minimum.
  • High sound pressure compatibility: The OC16 can tolerate sound pressure of up to 148 dB SPL and can be used without risk of distortion even in front of very loud sound sources.

Unique Capsule Technology

  • CKR ceramic large condenser capsule
  • Upgraded capsule design with innovative high-density materials
  • Improved mechanical isolation
  • Consistent and reliable
  • Narrow tolerances due to mechanical design

Open Acoustic Technology

  • Designed to naturally convey the captured signal without further coloration
  • Transformerless design with best-in-class low self noise
  • Provides a balanced and accurate frequency response
  • Smooth off-axis pickup
  • Robust mic housing with built-in diffuser/absorber to eliminate reflections inside chassis
  • Integrated rubber shockmounts above diffuser isolate the mic capsule from vibration noise


        • Primary Applications: Studio Recording, Podcast
        • Form Factor: Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
        • Intended Sound Sources: Vocals, Speech/Voice Over, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Instrument, Strings
        • Sound Field: Mono
        • Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
        • Capsule: 1 x Condenser
        • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
        • Orientation: Side Address
        • Circuitry: Solid-State
        • Pad: None
        • High-Pass Filter: 40 Hz, 160 Hz
        • Tone Adjustment: None
        • Gain Adjustment: None
        • Indicators: None
        • On-Board Controls: High-Pass Filter
        • Windscreen: None
        • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
        • Maximum SPL: 148 dB SPL
        • Impedance: 275 Ohms
        • Load Impedance: > 1 Kilohms
        • Sensitivity: 11 mV/Pa
        • Equivalent Noise Level: 14 dB SPL
        • Output Connectors (Analog): 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
        • Headphone Connector: None
        • Operating Voltage: 48 V
        • Operating Current Consumption: 2.2 mA (Phantom Power)
        • Mounting: Shockmount (Included), Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
        • Included Case: Soft Case
        • Included Filters: None

        In the Box:

        • Austrian Audio OC16 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
        • Elastic Shockmount
        • Mic Clip
        • Soft Case


          MPN: 20002F10100

          UPC: 810019100352

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