AKG C 516 ML

Miniature Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Flexible Gooseneck and Mounting Hardware
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$189.00
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AKG C 516 ML
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A Flexible Mini Condenser Mic!

The AKG C 516 ML condenser microphone is an ideal solution for miking guitar and organ cabinets, accordions, and pianos. A flexible gooseneck and miniature mounting bracket lets you put the C 516 ML right where you want it, without fear of marring the finish on your instrument or cabinet. This great-sounding mic's cardioid pickup pattern keeps outside noise to a minimum, and its resistance to mechanical noise make it a perfect mic for surface mounting. You also get a detachable mic cable and adapter plate for wireless transmitters makes the AKG C 516 ML a great choice.

AKG C 516 ML Condenser Microphone with Flexible Gooseneck and Mounting Bracket Features:
  • Polar pattern: Cardiod
  • Frequency range: 60 Hz-20 kHz
  • Sensitivity:5 mV/Pa (-46 dBV)
  • Max. SPL: 130/132 dB SPL (bei k = 1 %/3 %)
  • Equivalent noise level 31 dB(A)
  • Power requirement: B 29 L battery power supply, MPA V L phantom adapter, AKG WMS bodypack transmitters
  • Includes wireless direct adapter for use with AKG PT 40 and PT 400
  • Connector: 3-pin mini XLR
  • Cable: 1.5 m (5 ft.)
  • Finish: Matte black
  • Screws and double-sided, solvent-free adhesive pads included
The AKG C 516 ML condenser microphone is great for hard-to-reach instruments and cabinets!

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Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Compatibility All AKG Wireless w/TA3F
Connector TA3F (For AKG)
Color Black
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Microphone Type Condenser
Frequency Response 60Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 130dB SPL (1% THD)
Signal to Noise Ratio 63dB (A weighted)
Self Noise 31dB (A weighted)
Cable Length 4.9 ft.
Weight 1.6 oz
Manufacturer Part Number 3063X00020

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Currently the best mini mic for acoustic guitars...

The C 516 ML is the newer generation mini mic from AKG, coming after the C 416. While the 416 was an incredible mic for internal installation for acoustic guitars, the 516 has more gain output, and clearer reproduction, making live guitar sound quite enjoyable. More and more transducer manufacturers are producing "combo" systems (piezo/mic or magnetic/mic) with their own mics. But none of these mics come close to the 516--the 516 is unbeatable. I'm very impressed with both its quality and pricing. The one drawback is that the mounting base of the 516 is too small for this type of application, and even when glued with superglue to the inside of the guitar, there is still a risk that gravity and/or airport folks could knock it loose. The 416 base was wider and much more adequate for installation in the guitar cavity.
Music background: Pro Musician, Sound Engineer
See also: Lav Mics, AKG, AKG Wireless Transmitters and Receivers, AKG Lavalier Microphones