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Engineered and manufactured in Austria, The OC818 is Austrian Audio’s premier, professional, large diaphragm microphone. Its high sensitivity, low self-noise and ability to handle everything from a whisper to extreme SPLs make it the most advanced microphone for studio, broadcast and live applications. As the unique ceramic capsule design is so consistent, any OC818 is match-paired with any other OC818, and when in cardioid mode, it can also be match-paired with any OC18, its affordable, smaller sibling.


Austrian Audio Debuts with 8 Products. Mics & Capsules Made in Vienna! a pair of large diaphragm condenser (LDC) microphones that are handmade in Vienna, Austria; the OC818 multipattern & fully-featured (see below) big brother to the OC18 cardioid only microphone. Even the CKR12 (Capsule Keramik Ring) is handmade one-at-a-time by two of the most experienced hands in the business. Both mics feature the same...

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Austrian Audio OC 818 and OC18

Another test of the OC818 (with comparative sound samples) here:

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Made In China

Earcatcher ... After researching and reading Austrian Audio's web page, I'd like to pick up an OC818. Actually, I'd like two of them also, but then what to do with the C414s? They'd be somewhat competing with each other. Frankly, I've hardly even used the C414s because the main reason I bought them in 2017...

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