AKG C418 Hypercardioid Drum Microphone w/ XLR Plug

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    AKG C418 Hypercardioid Microphone XLR Plug

    The C 418 is a miniature hypercardioid condenser microphone. It has been specifically designed for miking up drums (snare drum, tom-toms, roto toms) directly on the instrument.


    • Rugged condenser microphone for instrument miking on stage.
    • Frequency response tailored to drum miking.
    • Rubber coated clamp for secure attachment to the instrument.
    • Microphone arm with swivel joint for precise alignment.
    • Transducer shock mount reduces handling and cable noise.
    • Frequency-independent hypercardioid polar response for high gain before feedback.


    • Type: pre-polarized condenser microphone
    • Polar pattern: hypercardioid
    • Frequency range: 50 Hz to 20,000 Hz
    • Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 4 mV/Pa (-48 dBV re 1 V/Pa)
    • Impedance: 200 Ω
    • Recommended load impedance: ≥2000 Ω
    • Max. SPL for 1%/3% THD: 131/140 dB SPL
    • Equivalent noise level: 38 dB (A) (to DIN 45412)
    • Power requirement:
      • C 418 PP: 9 to 52 V universal phantom power
      • C 418 L: B 29 L battery power supply, MPA L phantom adapter, AKG WMS bodypack transmitters
    • Current consumption: approx. 2 mA
    • Cable length/Connector:
      • C 418 PP: 3 m (10 ft.) / 3-pin male XLR
      • C 418 L: 1.5 m (5 ft.) / 3-pin mini XLR
    • Finish: matte black
    • Size: 75 x 35 mm (2.9 x 1.4 in.)
    • Net/shipping weight:
      • C 418 PP: 126 g (4.5 oz.) / 448 g (15.8 oz.)
      • C 418 L: 62 g (2.2 oz.) / 381 g (13.5 oz.)


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