Specifically designed for cymbal and overhead miking, the frequency response of AKG’s C430 miniature condenser microphone ensures a uniquely crisp sound. The C430 Miniature Condenser Microphone from AKG is a unidirectional condenser (pressure gradient) microphone designed specifically for instrumental miking and rigorous use onstage. Its small build allows it to be positioned inconspicuously, ideal for situations where you want to enjoy professional-caliber audio without visual distraction.
Small but mighty, the C430 is packed with features required to capture the best audio from your overheads and instruments. Its condenser design enjoys enhanced sensitivity compared to dynamic mic options, as well as being louder, capable of picking up wider frequency responses, and offering an expanded dynamic range. These factors equip the C430 for capturing detailed, well-balanced sound from overheads and instruments such as cymbals and hi-hats.
The C430’s capsule boasts a frequency-independent cardioid pickup pattern that ensures high gain before feedback and minimizes the noise from the sides and rear. The mic incorporates a special shock mount for the transducer element, protecting it from unwanted environmental, mechanical, or handling noise. The transducer is further protected by the mic’s all-metal build. Its enhanced frequency response delivers crisp sound that helps reduce the need for external EQs. Another great feature is its versatile power options: choose from battery power or 9-52V phantom power.
Included in the box with the AKG C430 Miniature Condenser Microphone are a windscreen for reducing wind noise, and a microphone bag to protect it from dust or other debris when not in use.
AKG C430 Features
- Low-profile for critical, optically demanding situations
- Cardioid condenser capsule for detailed pickup
- Genuine AKG capsule for legendary sound
- Phantom or battery powering options
- C430 Miniature Condenser Microphone1
- W32 Windscreen1
- Microphone Bag1
- Transducer TypeCondenser
- Polar PatternCardioid
- Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Output Impedance200 ohms
- Sensitivity7 mV/Pa
- Equivalent noise level33 dB-A
- Signal to Noise61 dB-A
- Powering InterfaceVoltage 9 to 52 V, Current 2 mA
- FinishMatte Black
- Connector3-Pin XLRM
- Height79 mm
- Diameter19 mm
- Net Weight23 g