Austrian Audio

Austrian Audio OC18 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone 18005F10200 810019100048

$ 849.00

Austrian Audio OC18 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone 18005F10200 810019100048

$ 849.00
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  • SKU: AOC18STUDIOSET18005F10200
  • Brand: Austrian Audio
  • Type: Condenser Microphones
  • Availability: In Stock

Key Features:

  • For Vocals/Instruments in Studio & Stage
  • Cardioid Pattern Lowers Background Noise
  • Selectable Pad at -10 or -20 dB
  • Selectable 40/80/160 Hz High-Pass Filter
    Handmade 1" Ceramic Capsule
  • Gold-Plated Polymer Membrane
  • Durable Zinc-Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Includes Shockmount and Mic Clip
  • Includes Windscreen and Carry Case
  • 48 VDC Phantom Powered

Designed by a team of former AKG personnel, the Austrian Audio OC18 Studio Set is a large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone offering detailed audio capture for vocalists, voiceover artists, musicians, and producers in personal and commercial recording facilities. The handmade 1" ceramic capsule features a gold-plated polymer membrane and a cardioid polar pattern, which yields reliable on-axis directivity with enhanced off-axis rejection. Front-panel switches are provided for easy access to the pad and roll-off settings.

Set the pad to -10 or -20 dB to avoid distortion when miking loud sources such as drums or guitar cabinets. Activate the high-pass filter at 40, 80, or 160 Hz for attenuation of low-frequency problems including rumble and proximity effect. The OC18's housing is constructed of zinc-aluminum alloy for strength and durability. The OC18 Studio Set includes a vibration-reducing shockmount, a traditional mic clip, a windscreen for mitigating noise from breaths and blasts of air, and a protective carry case. Being 48 VDC phantom powered, the OC18 does not require batteries or an external power supply.

Handcrafted Condenser Capsule

Handcrafted CKR6 ceramic capsule like the CKR12 capsule, but with a single diaphragm

Precision Matching

Matched within 1 dB of every other OC18 or OC818 to allow the creation of stereo pairs (additional microphones available separately)

Studio Sound Quality

High sensitivity and low self-noise means it can handle everything from a whisper to extreme SPLs without distortion

Onboard Settings

Two-stage pad (-10 or -20 dB) to prevent distortion and high-pass filter with three positions (40, 80, or 160 Hz) for reduction of low-frequency rumble and excessive bass

Features at a Glance

  • Single-diaphragm CKR6 handcrafted ceramic capsule
  • Debuts Austrian Audio's Open Acoustics Technology
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Balanced 3-pin XLR output connector
  • 48V phantom powered
  • Includes shockmount, mic clip, windscreen, and protective carry case
  • Engineered and manufactured in Austria


      • Primary Applications: Studio Recording
      • Form Factor: Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
      • Intended Sound Sources: Vocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
      • Sound Field: Mono
      • Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
      • Capsule: Condenser
      • Diaphragm: 1" / 25.40 mm
      • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
      • Orientation: Side Address
      • Circuitry: Solid-State
      • Pad: -10 dB, -20 dB
      • High-Pass Filter: 40 Hz, 12 dB/Octave, 80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave, 160 Hz, 6 dB/Octave
      • Tone Adjustment: None
      • Gain Adjustment: None
      • Indicators: None
      • On-Board Controls: High-Pass Filter, Pad
      • Windscreen: Foam (Included)
      • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
      • Maximum SPL: 148 dB SPL
      • Impedance: 275 Ohms
      • Load Impedance: > 1000 Ohms
      • Sensitivity: 13 mV/Pa
      • Equivalent Noise Level: 9 dB SPL A-Weighted
      • Output Connectors (Analog): 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
      • Headphone Connector: None
      • Bus Power: None
      • Operating Voltage: 48 V ± 4 V (Phantom Power)
      • Operating Current Consumption: 2.2 mA
      • Color: Black
      • Mounting: Mic Clip/Stand Adapter, Shockmount (Included)
      • Included Case: Hard Case
      • Included Filters: None
      • Construction Material: Zinc Alloy
      • Operating Temperature: 32 to 87°F / 0 to 55°C
      • Storage Temperature: -13 to 92°F / -25 to 60°C

      In the Box:

      • Austrian Audio OC18 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
      • Austrian Audio OCS8 Shockmount for OC818 or OC18 Microphone
      • Austrian Audio OCH8 Microphone Clip for OC818 or OC18 Microphone
      • Austrian Audio Foam Windshield for OC818 and OC18
      • Protective Carry Case


        MPN: 18005F10200

        UPC: 810019100048

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