OC18

OC18

Popular Cardioid Pattern Precision Microphone

PURE PASSION
IN CARDIOID

Consistent performance

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.

Key Features

The same handcrafted design as the OC818

Classic cardioid

The same handmade CKR12 ceramic capsule

Only Single diaphragm

Every Austrian Audio OC18 and OC818 is within 1dB of each other,

Making any two microphones a stereo pair

Reviews

These microphones perform superbly on almost all instruments and voices. Their even-handed nature and freedom from unwanted resonance makes them brilliant all-rounders in most situations
MusicTech OC818/18
A true Viennese does not sink - on the contrary. Like a phoenix from the ashes, Austrian Audio climbs out of the rubble of AKG and delivers a very successful entry with the OC18.
www.amazona.de
The OC18 and OC818 aren’t just great microphones for the price: they’re great microphones, full stop.
SoundOnSound Magazine 07/2019

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Polar Patterns & Frequency Charts

Frequency Chart
Polar Pattern

Technical Specifications

Directional characteristics:
Single
Impedance:
275 Ω (symmetrical)
Polar pattern:
Cardioid
Load impedance:
> 1 kΩ
Frequency range:
20 Hz - 20 kHz
Supply voltage:
48 V (< 2.2mA)
Sensitivity (all directions):
13mV/Pa
Main Connector:
XLR 3 pin
Equivalent noise level:
9 dB SPL (A)
Max SPL:
148 dB SPL (158 dB SPL)
Dimensions:
157 x 63 x 35 mm
Switchable pad:
-10 dB, -20 dB
Weight:
335 g
Analog Low Cut filter:
40 Hz (2nd order), 80 Hz (2nd order), 160 Hz (1st order down to 80Hz, 2nd order below)