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AKG C518ML Miniature Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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The AKG C 518 ML is the ultimate miniature condenser microphone for drums and percussion instruments. Its cardioid polar pattern rejects overspill from nearby instruments. A continuously adjustable vi... Read More

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The AKG C 518 ML is the ultimate miniature condenser microphone for drums and percussion instruments. Its cardioid polar pattern rejects overspill from nearby instruments. A continuously adjustable vise-type clamp makes it easy to fix the microphone securely on the top hoop of most drums or percussion instruments. An external shock mount provides high mechanical-noise rejection. A special snap-on stabilizer knee will keep the gooseneck bent at a defined angle. The AKG C 518 ML features an integrated, switchable bass cut for adjusting the microphone's frequency response to your instrument's sound. C 518 ML is designed for use with the B 29 L battery power supply, AKG WMS Series bodypack transmitters, or the MPA V L adapter for external phantom powering (not included).

  • Miniature cardioid condenser clamp-on microphone with shock mounted capsule
  • Ideal for miking drums and percussions
  • Including wireless direct adapter for easy use with AKG pocket transmitters
  • Detachable microphone cable
  • Integrated gooseneck
  • Continuously adjustable vise type clamp
  • The unique adapter plate A 400 allows easy attachment of the AKG pocket transmitters
  • Includes the A 400 adapter, H 518 drum bracket, microphone bag, and the W 44 windscreen
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency response: 60-20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 5 mV/Pa (46 db)
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 130/132 dB SPL, (for 1%/3% THD)
  • Equivalent noise level: 31 dB-A
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 63 db
  • Impedance: <=200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedence: >=2000 ohms
  • Current consumption: approx. 2 mA
  • Power requirement: B 29 L battery power supply, or the MPA V L adapter,
  • AKG WMS Series bodypack transmitters
  • Connector: 3-pin male XLR
  • Cable length: 5 ft. (1.5 m)
  • Finish: matte black
  • Dimensions (length x diameter): 7.9" x 1.9", 200 mm x 47 mm (microphone only)
  • Net weight: 3.9 oz, (110g)
AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

Warranty is valid for AKG products purchased and delivered within the United States for the original purchaser only. The purchaser's Bill of Sale will serve as proof of sale and warranty validity in the U.S. Shipment of defective items to AKG for repair will be at the customer's own risk and expense. AKG will assume the return shipping cost for all items repaired under warranty.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

This warranty is void unless AKG Acoustics, U.S.'s service center performs the repair. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the consumer. However, the limitation of any right or remedy shall not be effective where law prohibits such.

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