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AKG C 418

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Miniature Hypercardioid Condenser Drum Microphone for Toms, Snares etc.


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.


  • Shock mounted capsule:- Elastomer suspension tube- Protection from stick blows and rejection of vibrational noise

  • Boom-arm with additional angle joint:- Allows the mic arm to be swiveled into position- For precise adjustment of the boomarm according to the size of the drum's diameter

  • Clamp with rubberized finish:- Clamps on the top rim of the drum- For secure fit; will not leave a mark on the instrument

  • C 418 PP - for phantom powering:- cable terminated in a preamp/XLR connector- for use with 9 to 52 V phantom power

  • C 418 L:- cable terminated in a 1/8" goldplated, lockable minijack- For use with AKG B 29 L battery powered phantom supply, MPA II L phantom adapter, or with AKG.WIRELESS pocket transmitters


  • Frequency response: 50 - 20,000 Hz

  • Polar Pattern: hypercardioid

  • Sensitivity: 4 mV/Pa

  • Impedance: 200 ™

  • Maximum SPL for 1%/3% THD: 131 dB/140 dB

  • Size: 75 x 35 mm/3" x 1.4" including clamp

  • Net Weight: C 418 PP: 126 g (4.6 oz.)/C 418 L: 62 g (2.3 oz.)

  • Shipping Weight: C 418 PP: 448 g (16.3 oz.)/C 418 L: 381 g (13.9 oz.)

  • Standard accessory: W 44 windscreen


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