"Launching a new handheld dynamic mic is brave, but the OD505 has some nifty features that’ll help it gain the recognition it deserves."

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The Austrian Audio OD505 is an Active Dynamic microphone that brings Austrian Audio's acclaimed studio-quality microphone experience and technology to a handheld vocal mic that is designed for live performance. It has recently been reviewed by Musicradar.

"The capsule itself is a dual design with active front capsule and passive lower capsule and this combined with the mounting system above reduces handling noise. At the bottom of the body you’ll also find a switchable 12dB/octave high-pass (120Hz) filter, which helps reduce rumble and proximity."

"For vocal use the mic delivers its best fidelity and minimal plosives with the 120Hz filter engaged and the performer a couple of centimetres from the grille. Used in this way the mic fidelity is pretty good, it has plenty of air and isn’t dominated by the upper mids as some vocal dynamics can be. Of course, there’s nothing to stop you using the OD505 on instruments, and although the size might not make it a first choice for drums, it delivered a pretty decent rock acoustic guitar sound."

The full review can be found here. The Austrian Audio OD505 is available now priced at £229 RRP inc VAT.

Austrian Audio is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/music-retail/austrian-audio.