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C516 ML

Professional miniature condenser instrument microphone

The C516 ML professional miniature instrumental microphone, part of the MicroMics family, is designed for use on accordions, pianos, guitar speakers and keyboard/organ cabinets. Using two C516 MLs (one on the bass and one on the treble side) and an optional B23 L battery power supply is the ideal way to mic up an accordion.

The C516 ML comes with a wide variety of mounting materials, such as screws, adhesive pads and adapter plates, for easy installation on the instrument or amp.

  • Cardioid polar pattern
    for problem-free use with high ambient noise rejection
  • Flexible shock mount
    for efficient suppression of mechanical and body noise
  • Rugged, highly stable gooseneck
    for precise placement of the microphone
  • Detachable microphone cable
    easy to install and service
  • Established as an industry-standard accordion mic
    on stages worldwide, day by day for decades
Dimensions / Weight
Width47 mm
Height235 mm
Net Weight46 g
Audio Frequency bandwidth60 to 20000 Hz
Sensitivity5 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level31 dB-A
Signal to Noise63 dB-A
Electrical Impedance200 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance2000 Ohms
Polar PatternsCardioId
Powering Interface
Voltage2 to 12 V
Current2 mA
Audio Output
TypeMini XLR
Finishmatte black