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AKG C451B/ST - Stereo Matched Pair of Cardioid Studio Condenser Pencil Microphones with H50 Stereo Bar

You Pay: $1,099.00

The AKG C 451BST microphones are simply a matched pair of C 451B cardiod condenser microphones. A stereo pair features perfectly matched elements with identical frequency response, signal to noise ratio, dynamic range, sensitivity, SPL, etc. Perfectly matched elements provide the best results for stereo miking of instruments, live performances, ambience and sound effects. An AKG H50 stereo mounting bar is included for miking live performances and ambience.

Cardioid Polar Pattern
The Cardioid pick up pattern is useful in situations where off axis leakage is a problem. The 451B attenuates around the off-axis (side) sections of the microphone resulting in a directional pick up pattern.
Switchable Pad
Switchable 10 dB or 20 dB pads increase the microphone's SPL capability when close-micing, high-energy sound sources or driving preamps or mixers with limited headroom.
Switchable Highpass Filters
Switchable highpass filters (75 Hz or 150 Hz, 12 dB/octave). High pass filters accentuate mid and high end pressence by eliminating unnecessary low end frequencies. Often used when recording cymbals on drum kits.
Fixed Capsule
To eliminate the mechanical problems of screw on capsules, the 451B features a fixed capsule, designed after the classic CK 1.
Flat Frequency Response
Ruler-flat on-axis frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 KHz (± 1.5dB) assures accurate recordings without any added coloration.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+/-1.5dB)
Dynamic Range (Typical) 117 dB Maximum (A-Weighted)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 73 dB-A (A-Weighted)
Maximum Input Sound Level 112 Pa = 135 dB (with 0 dB preattenuation)
355 Pa = 145 dB (with 10 dB preattenuation)
112 Pa = 155 dB (with 20 dB preattenuation)
Power Requirements 9 to 52v Phantom Power (to DIN/IEC 45 596)
Output Impedance Less than 200 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance Greater than 1000 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad Yes, Switchable to 0 dB, -10 dB, -20 dB
Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes, Switchable to Flat, 12 dB/Octave at 75 Hz or 150 Hz
Dimensions 6.3 x .75" (160.02 x 19.05mm) LxDiameter
Weight 4.4 oz. (124.67 g)
AKG C451B/ST - Stereo Matched Pair of Cardioid Studio Condenser Pencil Microphones with H50 Stereo Bar
  • 2 W90 Windscreens
  • 2 SA40 Stand Adapter
  • 1 H50 Mounting Bar (for Stereo Recording Applications)
  • Carrying Case for all Components
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    AKGC451B/ST - Stereo Matched Pair
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Very impressive!

    By Mixx-Pitt Recording Studio

    from Waterbury, CT

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No cons here

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about AKG C451B/ST - Stereo Matched Pair:

    The 451B/ST may cost a bit more but they are worth the sound they capture.

    I use the 451's for mobile and studio work, recording various instruments & vocals.

    1) Silky, Smooth Sound to melt for.
    2) Little to "no Eq" needed (Fantastic!!!).
    3) Sounds great on many instruments.
    4) Makes mixing time pleasant (I love it!).
    5) Leaves me more time to create.

    Besides the silky highs, these little microphones Pick up very impresive smooth low frequencies; which is what I was looking for in a "small diaphram" mic set.

    Another mic company offers a match pair set (which are great and are an awesome value) but, are just shy from having the 451 sound.

    The 451B/ST microphones makes recording easier and more enjoyable.

    You would have to hear other small diaphram microphones to appreciate the sound of the 451's.

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