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AKG C 451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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AKG C 451 B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Item #: MP.C451B

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Condenser Microphone. Made by AKG. (MP.C451B)

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The small-diaphragm C 451 B by AKG 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
  • Also available as a matched stereo pair

    Responding to growing demand, AKG decided to make the C 451 B with the same acoustic performance as the popular original C 451 EB + CK 1, with dramatically improved specifications. Using an extremely light diaphragm, the new C 451 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 C 451 B 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.

    • 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: <200 ohms
    • Recommended load impedance: >1000 ohms
    • Supply voltage: 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596
    • Powering: <2 mA
    • Connector: 3-pin XLR
    • Finish: satin nickel plated
    • Patent(s): Electrode support for condenser transducer (Patent no. AT 392.182, DE 4.021.661)

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