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.
The same handcrafted design as the OC818
Handcrafted CKR6 ceramic capsule
like the CKR12 capsule, but with single diaphragm
Every Austrian Audio OC18 and OC818 is within 1dB of each other,
Making any two microphones a stereo pair
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
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.
The OC18 and OC818 aren’t just great microphones for the price: they’re great microphones, full stop.
SoundOnSound Magazine 07/2019
The OC18 is more than a microphone. It is a statement. A statement that puts Austrian Audio on the map
nethervoice.com / 09/2019
The heart of the OC18
CKR6 Ceramic Capsule
Making Passion Heard
We bring passion to everything we do, and nobody brings more than our engineering team. Every CKR6 ceramic capsule is handmade in-house at our facility in Vienna and now we are developing the next generation of transducer and microphone builders to serve our expanding customer-base.