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HypercardioidAKG Acoustics C 418

Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone

  • Miniature hypercardioid condenser clip-on microphone with shock mounted capsule
  • Ideal for miking drums and percussion
  • Microphone arm with additional angle joint

The C 418 miniature condenser clip-on microphone has a specifi- cally tailored frequency response for drum and percussion miking applications and is an alternative to the C 419 for loud trumpets. Its hypercardioid polar pattern rejects leakage from nearby instruments. A solid clamp makes it easy to fix the microphone securely on the instrument. The H 418 allows you to attach the microphone on top hoops that may be too thick for the integrated clamp. The C 418 shock-mounted capsule provides high mechanical-noise rejection while withstanding even the heaviest drumstick blows. A two-angle adjustment arm ensures precise microphone alignment.

C 418 PP: for hardwire applications, with standard XLR connector for phantom powering.

C 418 L: With mini XLR connector for use with B 29 L battery operated power supply, MPA III L external phantom power adapter, or AKG WMS bodypack transmitters. Weighs only 62 g.

The AKG Acoustics C 418 is also known as: C418.


Frequency Response - HypercardioidClick Graph to Compare!
C 418 Hypercardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Hypercardioid (4 mV/Pa; 50 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 131 dB
Self-noise: 38.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
126g (4.44oz) 75mm (2.95'') 35mm (1.38'')
  • 3-pin mini-XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 9 to 52v

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