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AKG C 451 B Studio Condenser Microphone

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AKG C 451 B

 is a cardiod condenser microphone, designed for recording instruments with high transient response, and therefore popularly used for drum kit and percussion recording.

The C 451 B features a light diaphram, minimizing handling noise, and a switchable 75Hz/150Hz highpass filter, eliminating low-end rumble. The High Pass filter enhances the "airy" character of the audio signal, and thus the C 451 B microphone is a viable solution for overhead cymbal or hi-hat recording.

The C 451 B provides a flat, on-axis frequency response, capturing the performance without any signal coloration. The C 451 B microphone provides both 12V and 48V phantom power, with selectable 10dB/20dB pads included for better signal management.


Ideal for overhead drum miking and capturing rich transients
One of the C 451 B 's most common applications is for drum overheads, and many engineers say there's nothing quite like AKG C 451 B for miking cymbals - the metallic "crash" and brilliance come through perfectly. The C 451 B is also an excellent tool for accurately capturing signals rich in transients such as instruments with a percussive sound, acoustic guitar, or for overhead miking.

Sonically identical to the classic C 451 with improved design
Sonically identical to the original, which featured the much-acclaimed CK-1 cardioid capsule, the new C 451 B is incredibly precise and accurate. AKG made the C 451 B 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.

Increased stability selectable pad and high-pass filter
The C 451 B capsule is permanently fixed to the preamp to increase overall stability under mechanical stress. It includes a switchable preattenuation pad to increase the C 451 B's SPL capability. A switchable high-pass filter at 75Hz or 150Hz prevents low-end distortion. AKG C 451 B microphone makes a great addition to any professional studio or recording setup.


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

Current consumption <2 mA

Connector 3-pin XLR

Finish satin nickel plated

Net weight 125 g / 4.4 oz.

Patent(s) Electrode support for condenser transducer

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