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AKG C451 B Small-diaphragm Studio Instrument Condenser Microphone

AKG C451 B Small-diaphragm Studio Instrument Condenser Microphone

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Regular price $639.00 USD
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AKG C451 B Small-diaphragm Studio Instrument Condenser Microphone

The C451 B 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.

The small-diaphragm C 451 B is unsurpassed in capturing transient-rich sources like percussion, guitar, and drums. Its extremely light diaphragm makes it nearly immune to handling noise, while an all-metal body protects against RF interference. Features a three-way sensitivity switch and three-way low-cut switch. Includes case, clip, and windscreen.
  • Identical acoustics to legendary CK 1
  • Precise, nearly frequency independent cardioid
  • Extremely accurate signal transfer and ruler-flat on-axis frequency response
General Specifications:

Audio frequency bandwidth: 20 - 20000 Hz
Equivalent noise level: 18 dB-A
Sensitivity: 9 mV/Pa
Signal to Noise: 76 dB-A
Preattenuation Pad: -10; -20 dB
Bass cut filter: 75; 150 Hz
Electrical impedance: 200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance: 1000 Ohms
Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Powering Interface

Voltage: 9 to 52 V
Current: 2 mA


Pro Studio


Piano / Strings
Horns / Woodwinds
Drums / Percussion


Height: 160 mm
Diameter: 19 mm
Net Weight: 125 g

What's in the box
1 x C451 B Microphone
1 x W90 Windscreen
1 x SA60 Stand Adaptor
1 x Microphone Bag

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