Austrian Audio OC18 Microphone

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Austrian Audio OC18
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Austrian Audio OC18 Microphone

The Austrian Audio OC18 Microphone is a fixed cardioid large diaphragm condenser that is hand built in Austria, designed to carry on the revered legacy of the classic Viennese original, making it a stellar mic for virtually any sound source.

The Austrian Audio OC18 Microphone is engineered and manufactured in Austria. Its high sensitivity and low self-noise means it can handle everything from a whisper, to extreme SPLs without distortion, making it the perfect choice for studio, live and broadcast applications. The unique ceramic capsule design is so consistent, the OC18 can be match-paired with any other OC18 or paired with any OC818 set in cardioid mode.

Austrian Audio OC18 Microphone Features

  • The same handcrafted design as the OC818
  • The same handmade CKR12 ceramic capsule
  • Every Austrian Audio OC18 and OC818 is within 1dB of each other

Austrian Audio OC18 Microphone Specifications

  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity (all directions): 13mV/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level: 9 dB SPL (A)
  • Impedance: 275 Ω (symmetrical)
  • Load impedance: > 1 kΩ
  • Supply voltage: 48 V (< 2.2mA)
  • Main Connector: XLR 3 pin
  • Max SPL: 148 dB SPL (158 dB SPL)
  • Switchable pad: -10 dB, -20 dB
  • Analog Low Cut filter: 40 Hz (2nd order), 80 Hz (2nd order), 160 Hz (1st order down to 80Hz, 2nd order below)

Austrian Audio OC18 Microphone Includes

  • OC18 Microphone
  • OCS8 Shock Mount
  • OCH8 Clip
  • OCW8 Foam Windshield
  • Protective Carry Case
  • Two Year Warranty

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  • 5
    HIGHLY Impressed, More Recordings to Come

    Posted by Son Vo on Jul 26th 2021

    I&#039;ve been recording music for about 25 years. I&#039;ve been producing and mixing in my home recording studio for almost 10 years. I&#039;ve used many of the best mics in top studios as well. That being said...
    I saw the videos and reviews of this mic and was very impressed. I went ahead and bought one because my vocals mics weren&#039;t doing it. I&#039;ve bought and sold and many mics for years, looking for a good vocal mic that works with my timbres. When this mic arrived, I immediately opened it up, put it on the mic stand, and started recording a lead vocal part. Might as well dive right in and see how it goes! It went through my Focusrite Isa One, then into a Golden Age Comp 3A. A little reverb and that&#039;s it. No EQ except for the High Pass. I listened on playack and was immediately impressed as to how truly balanced the vocal track sounded. Very full, no sibilance issues, and forward in the mix in such a way that it sounded, well, correct. I don&#039;t know how else to explain it.
    Back vocals were also done with this, and same results. They just sat in the mix, no tweaking needed whatsoever.
    A couple days later, I recorded Hammond B3 organ tracks. They came back sounding essentially perfect, with no need for EQ. I was slightly floored, as I was ready to at least do some level of tweaking. Not even a High Pass filter.
    I&#039;ll be doing more recordings with this mic, obviously, but so far, for the first time, I&#039;ve gotten a mic that has lived up to the reviews and samples I&#039;ve heard on videos. It&#039;s as good as others are saying it is. I don&#039;t expect to ever sell this mic. It&#039;s here to stay, and I&#039;m actually going to get the OC818 soon. Congrat, Austrian Audio, this is a very special mic. I see it as becoming a new industry standard, knocking out a lot of other competitors when it get down to miking choices in a studio. Top class mic. Thank you!!