AKG C451B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Mic

AKG C451B

The AKG C451B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with the identical acoustical behavior of its predecessor, the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule, which was a bestseller right from the start in 1969. With its airy sound, high overload limit and improved engineering details, the C451 B continues the success story of this legend. The roadworthy design around the handcrafted capsule and the low-noise preamp electronics ensure impressive results even under very harsh conditions.

Ideal for overhead drum miking and capturing rich transients

One of the C 451 B's most common applications is for drum overheads, and many engineers say there's nothing quite like it for miking cymbals - the metallic "crash" and brilliance come through perfectly. The C451B is also an excellent tool for accurately capturing signals rich in transients such as instruments with a percussive sound, acoustic guitar, or for overhead miking.

Sonically identical to the classic C 451 with improved design

Sonically identical to the original, which featured the much-acclaimed CK-1 cardioid capsule, the new C 451 B is incredibly precise and accurate. AKG made the C451B with dramatically improved specifications. Using an extremely light diaphragm, the new C451B is almost totally insensitive to handling noise. Other features include an all-metal body for excellent protection from RF interference and high reliability for excellent results under almost all conditions.

Increased stability selectable pad and highpass filter

The C 451 B capsule is permanently fixed to the preamp to increase overall stability under mechanical stress. It includes a switchable preattenuation pad to increase the C 451 B's SPL capability. A switchable highpass filter at 75Hz or 150Hz prevents low-end distortion. The AKG C 451 B microphone makes a great addition to any professional studio or recording setup.

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AKG C451B

The AKG C451B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with the identical acoustical behavior of its predecessor, the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule, which was a bestseller right from the start in 1969. With its airy sound, high overload limit and improved engineering details, the C451 B continues the success story of this legend. The roadworthy design around the handcrafted capsule and the low-noise preamp electronics ensure impressive results even under very harsh conditions.

Ideal for overhead drum miking and capturing rich transients

One of the C 451 B’s most common applications is for drum overheads, and many engineers say there’s nothing quite like it for miking cymbals – the metallic “crash” and brilliance come through perfectly. The C451B is also an excellent tool for accurately capturing signals rich in transients such as instruments with a percussive sound, acoustic guitar, or for overhead miking.

Sonically identical to the classic C 451 with improved design

Sonically identical to the original, which featured the much-acclaimed CK-1 cardioid capsule, the new C 451 B is incredibly precise and accurate. AKG made the C451B with dramatically improved specifications. Using an extremely light diaphragm, the new C451B is almost totally insensitive to handling noise. Other features include an all-metal body for excellent protection from RF interference and high reliability for excellent results under almost all conditions.

Increased stability selectable pad and highpass filter

The C 451 B capsule is permanently fixed to the preamp to increase overall stability under mechanical stress. It includes a switchable preattenuation pad to increase the C 451 B’s SPL capability. A switchable highpass filter at 75Hz or 150Hz prevents low-end distortion. The AKG C 451 B microphone makes a great addition to any professional studio or recording setup.

  • Sound of the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule
  • Established tour sound standard with excellent sound quality even under harsh on-stage conditions
  • Impressive sound pressure level capability of 155dB SPL
  • Highly effective high-pass filter with 12dB/octave prevents low-end distortion caused by rumble or wind noise
  • Transformerless preamp and surface mount technology
  • Satin nickel plated finish
  • Includes; W90 windshield, SA60  clamp and metal case

Audio frequency bandwidth: 20Hz – 20kHz

Equivalent noise level: 18 dB-A

Sensitivity: 9 mV/Pa

Signal to Noise: 76 dB-A

Pre-attenuation Pad: -10 / -20 dB

Bass cut filter: 75Hz / 100Hz

Electrical impedance: 200 Ohms

Recommended load impedance: 1000 Ohms

Polar Patterns: Cardioid

Power Requirements: 9 to 52V

Current Draw: 2 mA

Dimensions: 160 x 19 mm

Weight: 125 g

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