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AKG C 451 B/ST Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic - Matched Pair – No Longer Available

Stereo stage and studio condenser microphones - matched pair
MFR# 2895H00210

Product Description

The matched pairs consist of two microphones that are within 1 dB to each other in sensitivity and also within 1 dB to each other in the range of 200 Hz to 15,000 Hz of the individual frequency response when used in cardioid mode and are selected from a large quantity of individual microphones using the described criteria by using a proprietary computer program.


Using this matched pair for stereo recordings utilizing various techniques will provide for a good and stable balance without frequency-dependent shifting of the stereo panorama.


The kit includes all the standard accessories of the individual package along with a stereo bar and proof of performance charts in an attractive carrying case (Soundtool case, middle size).



Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents Windscreen, stand adaptor, case
Unit Weight 125 g
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required Yes
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

Product Reviews

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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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