AKG C518 M Clip On Miniature Condenser Microphone

180.00 RRP 231.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 38281

  • Professional Miniature Clamp-On Condenser Mic
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Integrated Mounting Clamp
  • Included Gooseneck Holder
  • Switchable Bass Cut

AKG C518 M Clip On Miniature Condenser Microphone

The AKG C518 M Clip On Miniature Condenser Microphone is a professional-grade miniature clamp-on microphone designed for recording drums and percussion. The AKG C518 M features a cardioid polar pattern that help to eliminate overspill from nearby instruments, perfect for capturing every nuance of the drum you need. The adjustable vise-type clamp allows you to securely fix the microphone to the rim of the drum or percussion instrument you wish to record. Additionally a special snap-on stabiliser ensures the gooseneck remains in a defined position.

Product Ref: 38281

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Designed For Percussion

The AKG C518 M’s design and internal components have been handpicked for optimal audio quality and performance value. The internal cardioid polar pattern minimises the overspill that can be picked up by nearby instruments, perfect for capturing individual drums with minimal background noise. The wide frequency range (60Hz – 20Khz) ensures you capture every detail of the drum, while retaining its natural harmonic qualities. The full-metal housing ensures maximum durability, helping to protect the internal capsule from hard beats. The adjustable gooseneck holder ensures your microphone stays in the optimal position and its adjustable vise-type clamp ensures maximum stability. The microphone also features a detachable microphone cable for added convenience, making it easy to install and manoeuvre on the fly. Additionally, the AKG C518 M comes complete with a mini-XLR cable plus a unique A400 adapter plate for convenient mounting onto a wiressl body-pack transmitter (PT40/45/450/470)


  • Designed for drums and percussion on stage and in the studio
  • Miniature clamp-on microphone
  • Cardioid polar pattern rejects overspill from nearby instruments
  • Full-metal housing with shock mount
  • Integrated mounting clamp
  • Included gooseneck holder
  • Detachable microphone cable


  • Audio Frequency Bandwidth: 60Hz – 20kHz
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 31 dB-A
  • Sensitivity: 5 mV/Pa
  • Signal To Noise: 63 dB-A
  • Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 2000 Ohms
Polar Patterns
  • Pattern: Cardioid
Powering Interface
  • Voltage: 9 to 52 V
  • Current: 2 mA
Audio Output
  • Type: Mini XLR
  • Gender: Female
  • Contacts: 3-pin
  • Body: Metal
  • Finish: Matte black
Dimensions / Weight
  • Width: 47 mm
  • Height: 200 mm
  • Net Weight: 220g