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AKG C451 B/ST Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Matched Pair

Small-diaphragm condenser microphone matched pair with the identical acoustical behavior of its predecessor, the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule featuring airy sound, high overload limit and improved engineering details

MFR# 2895H00210

Product Description

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.

FEATURES:

  • 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

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Package ContentsC451 B microphone pair, windscreens, stand adapters, stereo bar, and case
Unit Weight0.3 lb
Tube or Solid StateSolid State
Transducer TypeCondenser
Polar PatternCardioid
Number of MicrophonesSingle Microphone
Phantom RequiredYes
ImpedanceElectrical: 200 Ohms / Recommended load: 1 kOhm
Frequency Range20 Hz - 20 kHz
input_pad-10 dB; -20 dB
Filters75 Hz; 150 Hz
Sensitivity-40.9 dBV/Pa (9 mV)
Max. SPL135 dB; 145 dB with -10 dB pad; 155 dB with -20 dB pad

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These mics record themselves. Didn’t even touch the EQ. Fantastic!

By Shane M on September 14, 2021

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!!

By Chris on June 20, 2017

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