AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

B&H # AKC451BST MFR # 2895H00210
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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
  • Windscreens, Stereo Bar, Case
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AKG C451B overview

  • 1Description

This matched pair of C451 B ST Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphones 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.

Every factory-matched pair of C451 B is created from microphones selected by AKG's computer-aided matching method and provides the highest possible correlation over the microphones' entire frequency range, as well as virtually identical sensitivity for natural three-dimensional stereo recordings. The set comes with a metal carrying case, two stand adapters, two windscreens, and a stereo bar.

  • 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
  • Windscreens, stand adapters, stereo bar and carrying case included
In the Box
AKG C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
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  • 2 x SA 60 Mic Stand Adapter
  • H50 Stereo Bar for Two Microphones
  • Carrying Case
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    AKG C451B specs

    Analog Performance
    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 135 dB SPL
    Pad -10 dB
    -20 dB
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
    Sensitivity 9 mV/Pa
    Low-Cut Filter 12 dB/Octave @ 75 Hz
    12 dB/Octave @ 150 Hz
    Dynamic Range 117 dB A-Weighted
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 2.0 mA
    Operating Voltage 9 to 52 V
    Operating Temperature -4.00 to 140.00°F / -20 to 60°C
    Length 6.30" / 160 mm
    Diameter 0.75" / 19 mm
    Weight 4.41 oz / 125 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.3 x 9.0 x 3.9"

    AKG C451B reviews

    C451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressive! 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.
    Date published: 2009-10-04
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