AKG C451B Condenser Microphone
AKG C451B Condenser Microphone, for drums, percussion, acoustic guitar and strings!
AKG C451B Condenser Microphone Details
The C451 B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with the identical acoustical behavior of its predecessor, the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule, which was a bestseller right from the start in 1969.
With its airy sound, high overload limit and improved engineering details, the C451 B continues the success story of this legend. The roadworthy design around the handcrafted capsule and the low-noise preamp electronics ensure impressive results even under very harsh conditions.
AKG C451B Condenser Microphone Features
- Sound of the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule from 1969 delivers stunning sound quality with maximum accuracy
- Established tour sound standard since the 1980s for excellent sound quality even under harsh on-stage conditions
- Impressive sound pressure level capability of 155dB SPL allows close-miking of high-energy sound sources without distortion
- Highly effective high-pass filter with 12dB/octave prevents low-end distortion caused by rumble or wind noise
- Transformerless preamp and surface mount technology provides extremely low distortion, highest reliability and less weight
AKG C451B Condenser Microphone Specifications
- Audio Frequency bandwidth: 20 to 20000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 9 mV/Pa
- Equivalent Noise Level: 18 dB-A
- Signal to Noise: 76 dB-A
- Preattenuation Pad: -10; -20 dB
- Bass Cut Filter: 75; 150 Hz
- Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: 1000 Ohms
AKG C451B Condenser Microphone Includes
- W90 Windscreen
- SA60 Stand Adapter
- Zippered Carrying Bag
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I like this mic, but not for everything. I use this mainly for recording acoustic instruments. This mic to my ears has a lot of high frequency to it, and for specific applications it's perfect. For instance, I do a lot of ukulele tracks, and find that this is the perfect mic to capture a breezy, light, open airy sound. Also I've found it to work well on classical guitars.
On the flip side, I've found is that this mic can be somewhat bright and even harsh on some instruments. I rarely if ever use it for my steel string, for instance.