AKG C451 B Condenser Microphone
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AKG C451 B Condenser Microphone

The C451 B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone. 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, which was a bestseller right from the start in 1969, but now with dramatically improved specifications. 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. 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: (IEC 60268-4) 29 dB
Equivalent Noise Level: 18 dB-A
Signal/Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 76 dB
Pre-Attenuation 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
Net Weight: 125 g / 4.4 oz.
Shipping Weight: 760 g / 1.7 lbs.

What's In the Box?

1 x C451 B Microphone
1 x W90 Windscreen
1 x SA60 Stand Adaptor
1 x Microphone Bag