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AKG C451 B Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Small-diaphragm condenser microphone with the identical acoustical behavior of its predecessor, the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule featuring airy sound, high overload limit and improved engineering details
The AKG 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.
- Sound of the legendary C451 ED + CK1 capsule from 1969 delivering stunning sound quality with maximum accuracy
- Established tour sound standard since the 1980s for excellent even under harsh on-stage conditions
- Impressive sound pressure level capability of 155 dB allows close-miking of high-energy sound sources without distortion
- Highly effective high-pass filter with 12 dB/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
|Package Contents||C451 B microphone, windscreen, stand adapter, and case|
|Unit Weight||0.3 lb|
|Tube or Solid State||Solid State|
|Number of Microphones||Single Microphone|
|Impedance||Electrical: 200 Ohms / Recommended load: 1 kOhm|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|input_pad||-10 dB; -20 dB|
|Filters||75 Hz; 150 Hz|
|Sensitivity||-40.9 dBV/Pa (9 mV)|
|Max. SPL||135 dB; 145 dB with -10 dB pad; 155 dB with -20 dB pad|
That Stuart Copeland shimmery Hi Hat sound was what first came to mind when I first tried my new 451 in a session, I had been searching for that sound for years with other condensors, but this is the one! On acoustic guitars it brought a nice tone and openess as well!! Also a secret weapon on 4x12 cabinets :) A classic for any studio!!
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