AKG C451B Condenser Microphone

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AKG C451B Condenser Microphone

The AKG C451B Condenser Microphone is designed to deliver stunning sound quality with maximum accuracy. Offering an impressive sound pressure level capability of 155dB SPL, it allows close-miking of high-energy sound sources without distortion.

The AKG C451B Condenser Microphone is a small-diaphragm condenser mic 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 AKG C451B 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 Applications

  • Pro Studio
  • Piano / Strings
  • Horns / Woodwinds
  • Drums / Percussion

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 - 20000 Hz
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 18 dB-A
  • Sensitivity: 9 mV/Pa
  • Signal to Noise: 76 dB-A
  • Pre-Attenuation Pad: -10; -20 dB
  • Bass Cut Filter: 75; 150 Hz
  • Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 1000 Ohms
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Audio Output: Balanced XLR, Male, 3-Pin
  • Power Requirements: Voltage; 9 to 52 V, Current 2 mA
  • Finish: Satin Nickel Plated
  • Dimensions:
    • Height: 160 mm
    • Diameter: 19 mm
    • Net Weight: 125 g

AKG C451B Condenser Microphone Includes

  • AKG C451B Condenser Microphone
  • AKG W90 Windscreen
  • AKG SA60 Stand Adaptor
  • Microphone Bag
  • 2 Year Warranty

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  • 4
    Very good for the right applications

    Posted by Joel Hunger on Sep 5th 2011

    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.