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Austrian Audio OC16 Studio Set Cardioid Condensor Microphone w/ Shockmount and Case


Manufacturer's Description

Audio Excellence On A Budget

With the OC16, Austrian Audio introduces a brand-new microphone in the “Open Condenser” large-diaphragm series equipped with Open Acoustics technology.

The transparent and natural sound of OC microphones, which has been highly praised by the press and users, is the result of the combination of the patented CKR capsule and the “Open Acoustics” design approach developed by Austrian Audio.

Equipped with the handmade in Vienna CKR6 capsule, the OC16 is an extremely flexible all-rounder and can be used on a wide variety of instruments: From drums to electric and acoustic guitars, pianos, wind and string instruments to vocals.


Handcrafted CKR6 ceramic capsule

handmade in Vienna, like the CKR12 capsule, but with single diaphragm

Rugged Design

Metal housing, cap, and grille

High precision cardioid pattern

directional characteristic

Switchable high pass filter

40 Hz (2nd order), 160 Hz (2nd order)


  • Directional characteristics: Single
  • Impedance: 275 Ω
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Load impedance: > 1 kΩ
  • 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
  • Analog Low Cut filter: 40 Hz, 160 Hz