Active Dynamic Vocal Microphone

The best of two worlds.

$ 299.00 £ 229.00 € 249,00 MAP RRP RRP
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The best of two worlds.

The OD505 Active Dynamic Vocal Microphone is designed primarily for the stage, though it is also a very capable microphone for studio application. Uncompromisingly robust, it combines all the advantages of a dynamic microphone with the tonal finesse of a condenser microphone.

The OD505 is the perfect choice for singers, podcasters and radio broadcasters. Its amazingly natural sound makes it very easy to shape and highlight a vocalist’s strengths.

Featuring Austrian Audio’s proprietary Open Acoustics Technology, the OD505 delivers a pristine, natural and resonance-free sound without any colouring.

Made in Austria.

Key Features

ODC50 active dynamic capsule

state-of-the-art dual capsule design for consistent sound and amazing noise suppression

3D Pop Noise Diffusor

specially designed for the OD505, this filter effectively reduces the impact of plosives.

Rugged die-cast body

for the most challenging live environments

Switchable Low cut filter

120 Hz (2nd order)


Directional characteristic


Das Austrian Audio OD505 besticht durch ein auf den zweiten Blick außergewöhnliches Design, ist dabei solide gebaut und bietet als technischer Renegat einen Hybrid aus dynamischem Mikrofon und aktiver Technik, der definitiv seine Freunde finden dürfte. Für diese Kombination spricht auf jeden Fall der Klang des Mikrofons. Er ist detailreicher als man es von einem dynamischen Mikrofon sonst erwartet.
Austrian Audio has raised the bar on dynamic vocal microphones with the OD505. The microphone's open, natural sound was easy to integrate into a live sound application with minimal EQ required to highlight a vocalists's strengths.

The heart of the OD505

ODC50-SC active dynamic capsule

Making Passion Heard

The active front capsule requires 48V phantom power and, at 4.4 mV / Pa, has almost the same sensitivity as a condenser microphone. With its active circuitry, the OD505’s sound is always consistent, regardless of the internal resistance of the microphone preamplifier or length of connecting cables. The passive lower capsule is polarity-rotated, it senses and eliminates unwanted handling noise.

This state-of-the-art dual capsule design, together with the selectable 2nd order high-pass filter makes the OD505 practically immune to noise such as handling noises, bumps and stage knocks.

The OD505 also includes another Austrian Audio proprietary development: The 3D Pop Noise Diffuser. This filter is specially designed for the OD505 and effectively reduces the impact of plosives.


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Technical Specifications

Directional characteristic:
Frequency range:
35 Hz – 16 kHz
Sensitivity :
4.4 mV/Pa
Max. SPL:
154 dB SPL
Low cut filter:
120 Hz (2nd order)
275 Ω (symmetrical)
Load impedance:
> 1 kΩ
Supply voltage:
48 V (< 1 mA)
Main Connector:
XLR 3 pin
194 x 53x 53 mm