Clip-on Microphone for Drums/Percussion


The ultimate miniature condenser microphone for drums and percussions. 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 C 518 M features an integrated, switchable bass cut for adjusting the microphone’s frequency response to your instrument’s sound.

The unique adapter plate A 400 allows easy attachment of the AKG pocket transmitters PT 400 and PT 40.


  • 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 PT 40 and PT 400
  • Detachable microphone cable
  • Integrated gooseneck
  • Continuously adjustable vise type clamp


  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 60Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 5 mV/Pa (-46 dBV)
  • Max. SPL: 130/132 dB SPL (for 1%/3% THD)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 31 dB(A)
  • Impedance: <=200 ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: >=2000 ohms
  • Power Requirement: External Phantom Powering
  • Connector: 3-pin mini XLR
  • Cable: 5 ft
  • Finish: Matte black
  • Dimensions: 7.9" length; 1.9" max. width
  • Weight: 7.8 oz net; 15.9 oz shipping
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