AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Transformerless Output Stage
  • Switchable 10 dB & 20 dB Pad
  • Low-Cut Filter at 75 Hz and 150 Hz
  • Low-Noise Preamp Electronics
  • 117 dB Dynamic Range, 155 dB SPL
  • All-Metal Body for RF Rejection
  • Windscreen, Stand Adapter, Bag
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The C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone from AKG is well suited to record drums, percussions, acoustic guitars and strings in the studio and in live situations. It is engineered to approximate the sound of its predecessor, the C451 EB + CK1, but with its redesigned hand-crafted fixed capsule (which eliminates the mechanical problems associated with the original modular design), and its low-noise preamp electronics, this microphone delivers accurate transients for a bright and detailed sound.

With a sound-pressure level capability of 155 dB, a dynamic range of 117 dB, a switchable pad and a bass-cut filter, and a transformerless output stage, the C451 B allows for close-miking of high-energy sound sources with low distortion and flat frequency response. The rugged all-metal body ensures efficient rejection of RF interference and makes this microphone well suited to withstand the rigors of studio and stage handling.

The C451 B comes with a stand adapter, a windscreen and a microphone bag.

  • Hand-crafted fixed capsule 
  • Low-noise preamp electronics
  • Sound pressure level capability of 155 dB SPL with 117 dB dynamic range
  • Transformerless output stage for low distortion and flat frequency response
  • Switchable pre-attenuation pad (10 dB & 20 dB)
  • Switchable bass-cut filter to reduce wind noise and proximity effect (75 Hz & 150 Hz)
  • All-metal body provides efficient protection from RF interference
  • Rugged construction
  • Windscreen, stand adapter and microphone bag included
UPC: 885038006077
In the Box
AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • W90 Windscreen
  • SA 60 Mic Stand Adapter
  • Microphone Bag
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 76 dB A-Weighted
    Equivalent Noise Level 18 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 155 dB SPL with 20 dB Pad Engaged
    Impedance 200 ohms
    Load Impedance 1 kOhms
    Sensitivity 9 mV/PA
    Power Requirements 9-52 V
    Low-Cut Filter Yes, 12 dB/Octave @ 75 Hz
    Yes, 12 dB/Octave @ 150 Hz
    Pad Yes, 10 dB
    Yes, 20 dB
    Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
    Operating Temperature -4.00 to 140.00°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Operating Current Consumption 2.0 mA
    Dynamic Range 117 dB A-Weighted
    Length 6.30" (160 mm)
    Diameter 0.75" (19 mm)
    Weight 4.41 oz (125 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.64 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.9 x 5.9 x 3.5"

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