Austrian Audio

Austrian Audio OC818 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone 17002F10200 810019100024

$ 1,249.00

Austrian Audio OC818 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone 17002F10200 810019100024

$ 1,249.00
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  • SKU: AOC818STUDIOSET17002F10200
  • Brand: Austrian Audio
  • Type: Condenser Microphones
  • Availability: In Stock

Key Features:

  • For Vocals/Instruments in Studio & Stage
  • 5-Position Polar Pattern Switch
  • Handmade Dual-Diaphragm Capsule
  • Per-Diaphragm Output Connectors
  • Selectable Pad at -10 or -20 dB
  • Selectable 40/80/160 Hz High-Pass Filter
  • Design Custom Polar Patterns via Plug-In
  • Allows Wireless Remote Control via OCR8
  • Includes Shockmount, Case & Accessories
  • 48V Phantom Powered

Designed by a team of former AKG personnel, the Austrian Audio OC818 Studio Set is a large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone offering detailed audio capture and immense sonic customization for producers and engineers in personal and commercial recording facilities. The handmade 1" ceramic capsule features two gold-plated polymer membranes to enable multiple polar patterns. Utilize the 5-position switch to set the OC818 to figure-8, hypercardioid, cardioid, omnidirectional, or wide cardioid. Each diaphragm is routed to a separate output connector for dual-channel recording, which allows you to design custom polar pattern responses across five frequency bands via the open-source PolarDesigner plug-in or achieve a tweakable stereo image thanks to the StereoCreator plug-in (also open-source).

Alternatively, the secondary output can be connected to the optional OCR8 Bluetooth module if you wish to enjoy convenient wireless control and selection of 255 polar patterns via the free iOS/Android PolarPilot app. 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 OC818's housing is constructed of zinc-aluminum alloy for strength and durability. The OC818 Studio Set includes a vibration-reducing shockmount, a traditional mic clip, a mini 5-pin XLR to 3-pin XLR cable, a windscreen for mitigating noise from breaths and blasts of air, and a protective carry case.

Microphone Features:

  • 5-position polar pattern switch for figure-8, hypercardioid, cardioid (dual-cardioid mode when using the secondary output), omnidirectional, and "preset mode," which defaults to wide cardioid, but can be set to anything via the free iOS/Android PolarPilot app and optional OCR8 Bluetooth dongle (required for PolarPilot control)
  • Microprocessor control of polarization voltages allows remote controlled polar pattern settings
  • Dual outputs for recording each diaphragm separately
  • Balanced 3-pin XLR main output
  • Mini 5-pin XLR secondary output
  • Includes mini 5-pin XLR to 3-pin XLR adapter cable for secondary output
  • 48V phantom powered
  • Includes shockmount, mic clip, windscreen, and protective carry case
  • Debuts Austrian Audio's Open Acoustics Technology
  • Works with select downloadable open-source plug-ins for extra flexibility


  • Primary Applications: Studio Recording
  • Form Factor: Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
  • Intended Sound Sources: Vocals, Instrument
  • Sound Field: Mono
  • Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Diaphragm: 1" / 25.40 mm
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Figure-8, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional, Subcardioid/Wide Cardioid
  • Pattern Selection: Switched (Adjustable on Mic)
  • 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, Polar Pattern
  • 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
  • Bus Power: None
  • Operating Voltage: 48 V ± 4 V (Phantom Power)
  • Operating Current Consumption: 4 mA
  • Mounting: Mic Clip/Stand Adapter, Shockmount (Included)
  • Included Case: Hard Case
  • Included Filters: None
  • Construction Material: Zinc Alloy
  • Operating Temperature: 32 to 131°F / 0 to 55°C
  • Storage Temperature: -13 to 140°F / -25 to 60°C

In the Box:

  • Austrian Audio OC818 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Multipattern 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
  • Austrian Audio Mini XLR Cable for OC818, with Clip
  • Protective Carry Case


    MPN: 17002F10200

    UPC: 810019100024

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