Austrian Audio OC16 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Austrian Audio OC16 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone



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Austrian Audio OC16 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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Delivering audio excellence on a budget, the OC16 from Austrian Audio is perfect for adding a little 'Vienna' character to your recordings - serving as a suitable all-rounder for a wide range of studio recording applications - from recording drums to electric and acoustic guitars, pianos, wind and string instruments to vocals, the OC16 sounds great on just about anything!

Utilizing Open Acoustics technology, this large-diaphragm condenser produces a transparent and natural sound thanks to its unique "Open Acoustics" design and patented CKR handmade capsule.

Taking strong inspiration from Austrian Audio's flagship OC18 microphone, this more affordable alternative does away with all the bells and whistles while maintaining the same crystal clarity and Vienna character that made it the go-to studio workhorse microphone for sound engineers worldwide!

Austrian Audio OC16 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Key Features:

  • Handcrafted CKR6 Ceramic Capsule - Made by hand in Vienna and boasting the same versatile and characterful sound as the CKR12 capsule, this single diaphragm condenses the design while keeping costs lower.
  • Rugged Design - Featuring an all-metal housing, cap, and grille, the OC16 has been built to survive in even the most demanding of studio environments.
  • High Precision Cardioid Pattern - Perfect for delivering a focused and direct sound, the highly-directional characteristic ensures a crisp and clear performance.
  • Switchable High Pass Filter - Select from 40 Hz and 160 Hz to aid in cleaning up your recordings and removing any unwanted rumble/noise in the pre-production stage.

Austrian Audio OC16 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Directional characteristics: Single
  • Impedance: 275 O
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Load impedance: > 1 kO
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Supply voltage: 48 V (< 2.2mA)
  • Sensitivity: 11 mV/Pa
  • Main Connector: XLR 3 pin
  • Equivalent noise level: 14 dB SPL (A)
  • Max SPL: 148 dB SPL
  • Dimensions: 157 x 66 x 34 mm
  • Weight: 335 g


More Information
Manufacturer Austrian Audio
SKU 327595
Shipping Weight (kg) 2.000000
Warranty 2 Years


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