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AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

BH #AKC451B • MFR #2895H00010
AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Transformerless Output Stage
  • Switchable 10 dB & 20 dB Pad
  • Low-Cut Filter at 75 Hz and 150 Hz
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.
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AKG C451B Overview

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

AKG C451B Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
135 dB SPL
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Pad
-10 dB
-20 dB
High-Pass Filter
75 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
150 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
135 dB SPL
Sensitivity
9 mV/Pa
Dynamic Range
117 dB A-Weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
76 dB A-Weighted
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
9 to 52 V
Operating Current Consumption
2.0 mA
Physical
Operating Temperature
12 to 92°F / -20 to 60°C
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.335 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.2 x 6.5 x 3.5"

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