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AKG C451 B Reference small-diaphragm condenser microphone

AKG C451 B condenser microphone - Front

The AKG C451 B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with the identical acoustical behavior of its predecessor, the legendary AKG C451 EB + CK1 capsule, which was a bestseller right from the start in 1969. The AKG C451 B is suited to recording instruments such as drums, percussion and strings.

AKG C451 B Reference small-diaphragm condenser microphone

One for the road

for drums, percussion, acoustic guitar and strings

With its airy sound, high overload limit and improved engineering details, the AKG 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.

Responding to growing demand, AKG decided to make the AKG C451 B with the same acoustic performance as the popular original AKG C451 EB + CK 1, with dramatically improved specifications. Using an extremely light diaphragm, the new AKG C451 B 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.

The AKG C451 B condenser mic is an excellent tool for accurately capturing signals rich in transients such as drums, instruments with a percussive sound, acoustic guitar, or for overhead miking.

The AKG C451 B Condenser Microphone features:

  • Identical acoustics to legendary CK 1
  • Precise, nearly frequency independent cardioid
  • Extremely accurate signal transfer and ruler-flat on-axis frequency response
  • Also available as a matched stereo pair

AKG C451 B Condenser Microphone is suitable for:

  • Drums
  • Recording
  • Percussions
  • Lectern
  • Strings

AKG C451 B Condenser Microphone Included Accessories:

  • W90 Windscreen
  • SA60 Stand Adaptor
  • Microphone Bag

Also available as a stereo set AKG C451 B Matched Pair with complete accessories in a carrying case (Soundtool case, middle size)

AKG C451B Reference small-diaphragm condenser mic Specifications

  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 9 mV/Pa (-41 dBV)
  • Max. SPL: 135/145/155 dB (0/-10/-20 dB) (k=0,5%)
  • Equivalent noise level (CCIR 468-3): 29 dB
  • Equivalent noise level: 18 dB-A
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 76 dB
  • Preattenuation pad: 0 dB, 10 dB, 20 dB selectable
  • Bass filter: flat, 12 dB/octave at 75 or 150 Hz, selectable
  • Impedance
  • Recommended load impedance: >1000 ohms
  • Supply voltage: 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596
  • Current consumption
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR
  • Finish: satin nickel plated
  • Net weight: 125 g / 4.4 oz.
  • Shipping weight: 760 g / 1.7 lbs.
  • Patent(s): Electrode support for condenser transducer (Patent no. AT 392.182, DE 4.021.661

AKG C451 B Reference small-diaphragm condenser microphone Polar Pattern / Frequency Response

AKG C451 B Reference small-diaphragm condenser microphone Polar Pattern / Frequency Response