Austrian Audio introduces the OC16 condenser microphone
25.05.2022

Austrian Audio introduces the OC16 condenser microphone

(Image: Markus Morawetz)
Words by Harry Hartney

Designed and engineered in Vienna with their latest ceramic capsule

Austrian Audio have released the OC16, a Vienna-designed and engineered condenser microphone.

What you need to know:

  • Austrian Audio have released the OC16, a Vienna-designed and engineered condenser microphone.
  • The mic brings together Austrian Audio’s new CKR6 ceramic capsule with the manufacturer’s original Open Acoustics design.
  • The ‘Open Acoustics’ design, opted by Austrian Audio, allows the OC16 to eliminate acoustic interference, giving the microphone clear and transparent sound.

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The mic brings together Austrian Audio’s new CKR6 ceramic capsule with the manufacturer’s original Open Acoustics design that has been utilised across the entirety of the OC series.

Austrian Audio’s OC16 is designed to hold the same sonic capacity as other OC series microphones, but with the ability to handle max. SPLs of up to 148 dB.

Made from industrial ceramic, a highly insulating material that contains the same mass and acoustic character of the brass used in the vintage reference capsule, each CKR capsule is handmade and tested in-house before shipping.

The ‘Open Acoustics’ design, opted by Austrian Audio, allows the OC16 to eliminate acoustic interference, giving the microphone clear and transparent sound.

Also featured is switchable low-cut/high pass filtering, either at 40 Hz to reduce mechanical noise, or 160 Hz, to decrease the low frequency response to clean up excess bass. Additionally, the blend of the OC16’s flat body and its low weight enables miking and adjustment in hard-to-reach places.

The capsule is suspended at three elastic points inside the mic’s body, reducing mechanical noise, allowing the OC16 to be used without a stand or shock-mount.

Shipped with a soft case, elastic spider suspension and regular mic mount, the OC16 is now available for purchase.

Head to Austrian Audio for more.