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B&H# AKC518M Mfr# 3064X00010
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The AKG C518M is a high quality, miniature microphone designed for capturing drums and percussion instruments for crucial recording and live sound applications. The C518M features an adjustable vice that allows mounting on the top ring of toms, snare drums, congas, and much more.

The cardioid polar pattern reduces feedback and minimizes noise and leakage that may occur from adjacent instruments. An adjustable gooseneck provides stable microphone placement and a low-cut filter reduces low-frequency noise, rumble, etc. The C518M is sure to be an efficient tool for crucial recording, project studio recording and live sound reinforcement.

Adjustable vice-clamp mounts to the top of any drum ring
Cardioid polar pattern minimizes noise and off-axis leakage
Low frequency roll-off eliminates rumble and low-frequency noise
Adjustable gooseneck provides stable microphone capsule placement
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 60Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 63 dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 130/132 dB SPL (for 1%/3% THD)
Power Requirements 9 to 52V Phantom
Output Impedance Recommended Load: >/= 2000 ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off Low-Cut Filter
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 7.9 x 1.9" (200 x 47mm)
Cable Length: 5-feet (1.5m)
Weight 220 g (7.8 oz.)
AKG C518M Drum and Percussion Microphone with XLR Connection
  • H518 Drum Bracket
  • Microphone Bag
  • W44 Windscreen
  • 2 Year Warranty