Active Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Let’s begin with a closer look the OD505. Austrian Audio call it an ‘Active Dynamic Vocal Microphone’ - but what does that mean? The ODC50 super cardioid capsule in the OD505 requires phantom power (48V) like a condenser. However, it has a natural sound and behaves more like a passive mic. The increased sensitivity and consistent performance gained from the active circuitry gives you the 'best of both worlds.' For the performer, this means a clear, open and reliable sound - regardless of the cable length or the internal resistance of the microphone preamplifier.
Under the metal grille, you’ll find an unusual looking conical cap sitting on top of the capsule. This is the '3D Pop Noise Filter’, designed by Austrian Audio to reduce the sounds of plosives hitting the capsule. It does this without affecting the overall performance of the microphone at all, meaning all you vocalists out there with powerful ‘puhs’ & ‘buhs’ can rest easy – you're not going to give the sound engineer a hard time with this mic in hand!
Then we have the second capsule (yes there are two!) hiding on the underside of the main capsule. You don’t sing into this one of course, but it does some clever things to reduce handling noise. The polarity of the rear capsule is inverted. As it picks up handling noise, the signal is combined with the main capsule to cancel it out. Combine this with the switchable 2nd order low cut filter at 120Hz and that dreaded handling noise is history!
The OD505 Active Dynamic Vocal Microphone is perfect for singers, podcasters and radio broadcasters. It’s open, natural sound is a sound engineers dream, helping you get the best sounding performance on stage or in the studio with ease. The OD505 also comes with the OCH1 Mic Clip and MSC1 Microphone Case, so its always ready to go!