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The perfect choice for an affordable, high-quality microphone


Legendary sound quality meets unrivaled state-of-the-art technology when you pick up the Austrian Audio OC16 large diaphragm condenser microphone.

This robust and powerful mic combines the patented CKR6 capsule and Austrian Audio’s “Open Acoustics” design approach to deliver an utterly transparent and natural sound that has been highly acclaimed in the press.


Each handmade CKR6 capsule is tested and measured in-house before leaving the factory in Vienna, ensuring superior precision and quality.


The OC16 performs with impressive versatility, capturing pristine sound on any instrument – from drums to acoustic instruments, electric guitars, pianos, wind and string instruments vocals, podcast recordings, live streaming to broadcast applications.


For sound engineers, recording artists, musicians, voice artists, and content creators looking for professional sound and outstanding quality, look no further than the Austrian Audio OC16 large diaphragm condenser microphone.


Key Features

  • 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
  • for precise performance
  • Switchable high pass filter
  • 40 Hz (2nd order), 160 Hz (2nd order)

Austrian Audio OC16: Cardioid Pattern Precision Microphone


Directional characteristics:

  • Single


  • 275 Ω

Polar pattern:

  • Cardioid

Load impedance:

  • > 1 kΩ

Frequency range:

  • 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Supply voltage:

  • 48 V (< 2.2mA)


  • 11 mV/Pa

Main Connector:

  • XLR 3 pin

Equivalent noise level:

  • 14 dB SPL (A)

Max SPL:

  • 148 dB SPL


  • 157 x 66 x 34 mm


  • 335 g

Analog Low Cut filter:

  • 40 Hz, 160 Hz
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