Cardioid pattern precision microphone

SRP £607.50 + VAT

Popular Cardioid Pattern Precision Microphone


• OC18 Microphone

• Spidermount

• Mic Clip

• Windshield

OC18 Features:

• Cardioid Pattern Precision Microphone

• Handmade single diaphragm CKR12 ceramic capsule

• "Made in Vienna" mic stripped down to the essentials

• Every Austrian Audio OC18 and OC818 is within 1dB of each other so any two microphones is a stereo pair

• Debuts Austrian Audio’s Open Acoustics Technology

• Frequency range: 20Hz – 20 kHz

• Connector: XLR 3 pin

• Directional characteristics: Cardioid

• Sensitivity (all directions): 13mV/Pa

• Supply voltage: 48V (4ma)

At the heart of Vienna is a deep tradition of love for music.

At the heart of our revolutionary OC818 and OC18 is an equally passionate commitment to sound and engineering excellence. Each of these Large Diaphragm Condenser (LDC) microphones has a handcrafted Austrian Audio CKR12 ceramic capsule as its heart and the heart & soul of any classic microphone is the capsule. There are very few people that can design, let alone construct, a classic edge-terminated capsule. There is also the question of building them by hand in Europe. The good news is that the skill, knowledge, and tradition live on at Austrian Audio.

We bring passion to everything that we do, and nobody brings more passion to making our CKR12 ceramic capsule by hand then our very own Monika. See, Monika has been building high-end transducers since the mid-1990s. Her hands have carefully constructed some of the most respected audio tools in the world. When she wasn’t making classics, she was training a new generation on the art and craft of proper transducer construction. That tradition and heritage continues as Monika has made every CKR12 to date along with most of our microphones and is now training the next generation of historic transducer and microphone builders at Austrian Audio.

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"In the OC18, Austrian Audio have combined old-school expertise with clever innovation to deliver a really special large-diaphragm studio microphone at a compelling price." - Reviewed by Sound on Sound
"I recommend either of these microphones [OC818 / OC18] to anyone looking to buy a world-class large diaphragm condenser microphone without breaking the bank. They are true giant-killers." - Reviewed by Music Tech