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AKG C 516 ML

Cardioid Instrument Microphone with Miniature Mounting Bracket

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Lightweight cardioid miniature microphone for use on accordions, guitar speakers, piano and keyboard/organ cabinets. The included screws and double-sided, solvent-free adhesive pads make it easy to install the microphone on your instrument or amp exactly where you need it.

Using two C 516 MLs (one on the bass and one on the treble side) and an optional B 29 L battery power supply is an ideal way to mic up an accordion.

The C 516 ML is the only version available and can be used with the B 29 L battery power supply, AKG WMS Series bodypack transmitters, or the MPA V L adapter for external phantom powering. The unique adapter plate A 400 allows easy attachment of the AKG pocket transmitters.

General Features:
  • Cardioid instrument microphone with miniature mounting bracket
  • High mechanical-noise attenuation
  • Including wireless direct adapter for easy use with AKG pocket transmitters
  • Detachable microphone cable
  • Ideal for miking up accordions and guitar, piano, keyboard, or organ amplifiers
  • Also found as: 3063 Z 00020, 3063Z00020, AKC516ML, C 516 ML, C 516ML, C516ML
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Specifications:
  • Polar pattern: cardiod
  • Frequency range: 60 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 5 mV/Pa (-46 dBV)
  • Max. SPL: 130/132 dB SPL (bei k = 1 %/3 %)
  • Equivalent noise level: 31 dB(A)
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 63 dB
  • Impedance: <= 200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >= 2000 ohms
  • Powering: <= 2 mA
  • Power requirement B 29 L battery power supply, MPA V L phantom adapter, AKG WMS bodypack transmitters
  • Connector: 3-pin mini XLR
  • Cable: 1.5 m (5 ft.)
  • Finish: matte black
  • Dimensions: length: 235 mm (9.3 in.) (microphone only); max. width: 47 mm (1.9 in.)
  • Net weight: 46 g (1.6 oz.) (microphone and cable)

Microphone Specifications

Microphone Type
This is the type of microphone included with the purchase of the item.

Wireless:All of these microphones can be used without the necessity of wires or cables to connect them. They usually come with a receiver that connects to the input device where the audio signal is being sent.

Shotgun: These microphones are suspended on a boom and are used primarily in video production and broadcasting.

Lavaliere: These microphones are clipped on to the lapel or tie of the talent for broadcast and video production audio.

Table Top: These microphones are designed with a built in stand or to be placed on a table top stand to be used for broadcasting and podcasting applications.

Headset: These microphones are to be worn on the head typically for live performance and theater production.

Handheld: These microphones are held in the hand and are used in a wide range of applications primarily vocals and public address.

Clamp On: These microphones attach directly on to an instrument.

Drum Package: These microphones are an all in one package for drums typically made of dynamic Kick, Snare, Tom, and a stereo condenser pair of overhead mics for Cymbals.

Clamp On
Designed Applications
The intended application the microphone is designed for.
Acoustic Guitar
Drums
Instruments
Number of Microphones
This is the number of microphones that are included in the package.
1
Polar Patterns
The polar pattern of a microphone determines how sensitive it is to receiving sounds as they arrive at different angles.
Cardioid
Transducer Type
The transducer type is the manner in which the audio signal is converted into an electrical signal.
Condenser
Address
The configuration of the capsule determining on which side the microphone is sung or spoken into.
Side
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
60 - 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
-46 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
63 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Level
This is the maximum sound pressure level that the microphone is capable of accepting and transferring into an electrical signal.
132 dB
Output Impedance
This is the amount of impedance that the microphone allows.
200 ohms
Power Requirement
Condenser microphones require an external power source to operate. Typically a +48v DC charge commonly refereed to as Phantom Power.
+48v (Phantom)
Connection Type
This is the manner in which the microphone connects to the source unit. For wired microphones, this is the connector that directly connects the microphone to the mixer (or other input source unit). For wireless microphones, this is the connection that connects the microphones receiver to the mixer (or other input source unit).
XLR

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

3063 Z 0012

UPC

885038018605

Weight

1.00lb

Internal SKU

c516ml

Internal Product ID

30787

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: AKG C 516 ML

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