Product Features
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Transformerless Output Stage
  • Switchable 10 dB & 20 dB Pad
  • Low-Cut Filter at 75 Hz and 150 Hz
  • Low-Noise Preamp Electronics
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This matched pair of C451 B ST Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphones from AKG is well suited to record drums, percussions, acoustic guitars and strings in the studio and in live situations. It is engineered to approximate the sound of its predecessor, the C451 EB + CK1, but with its redesigned hand-crafted fixed capsule (which eliminates the mechanical problems associated with the original modular design), and its low-noise preamp electronics, this microphone delivers accurate transients for a bright and detailed sound.

With a sound-pressure level capability of 155 dB, a dynamic range of 117 dB, a switchable pad and a bass-cut filter, and a transformerless output stage, the C451 B allows for close-miking of high-energy sound sources with low distortion and flat frequency response. The rugged all-metal body ensures efficient rejection of RF interference and makes this microphone well suited to withstand the rigours of studio and stage handling.

Every factory-matched pair of C451 B is created from microphones selected by AKG's computer-aided matching method and provides the highest possible correlation over the microphones' entire frequency range, as well as virtually identical sensitivity for natural three-dimensional stereo recordings. The set comes with a metal carrying case, two stand adapters, two windscreens, and a stereo bar.

Key Features

  • Hand-crafted fixed capsule
  • Low-noise preamp electronics
  • Sound pressure level capability of 155 dB SPL with 117 dB dynamic range
  • Transformerless output stage for low distortion and flat frequency response
  • Switchable pre-attenuation pad (10 dB & 20 dB)
  • Switchable bass-cut filter to reduce wind noise and proximity effect (75 Hz & 150 Hz)
  • All-metal body provides efficient protection from RF interference
  • Rugged construction
  • Windscreens, stand adapters, stereo bar and carrying case included
Analogue Performance
Polar PatternCardioid
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio76 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level18 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL135 dB SPL
Pad-10 dB
-20 dB
Impedance200 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity9 mV/Pa
Low-Cut Filter12 dB/Octave @ 75 Hz
12 dB/Octave @ 150 Hz
Dynamic Range117 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption2.0 mA
Operating Voltage9 to 52 V
Operating Temperature-20 to 60°C
Length160 mm
Diameter19 mm
Weight125 g
AKG C451B/ST - Stereo Matched Pair of Cardioid Condenser Microphones with H50 Stereo Bar
2895 Z 00210
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