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Austrian Audio OC818 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone (Black) 17002F10250 810019100512

$ 1,249.00

Austrian Audio OC818 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone (Black) 17002F10250 810019100512

$ 1,249.00
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  • 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 black 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). The black finish is designed for light-critical broadcast applications on stage, where subtle finishes are needed.

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: Live Sound, Studio Recording, Broadcast
  • 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
  • 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
  • Output Connectors (Analog): 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic), 1 x TB5M 5-Pin Male (on Mic)
  • Headphone Connector: None
  • Operating Voltage: 48 V ± 4 V (Phantom Power)
  • Operating Current Consumption: 4 mA
  • Color: Black
  • Mounting: Mic Clip/Stand Adapter, Shockmount (Included)
  • Included Case: Hard Case
  • 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 (Black)
  • 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: 17002F10250

    UPC: 810019100512

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