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AKG C451 B Matched Pair of Condenser Reference Microphones
AKG C451 B Condenser Reference Microphones (Matched Pair)

AKG C451 B Condenser Reference Microphones (Matched Pair)

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MSRP: $1,799.50

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Achieve realistic, consistent, and accurate stereo recordings with this matched pair of C451 B Condenser Reference Microphones from AKG. Included in the box are two C451 B mics, two W90 Windscreens to minimize wind and plosives, two SA60 Stand Adapters, a stereo bar, and an aluminum carrying case to protect your mics during transport or storage.

More about AKG’s C451 B Microphone

Welcome to the next generation of reference miking. The C451 B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone designed around the acoustic legacy of its predecessor, the renowned C451 EB + CK1 capsule—whose stunning quality and pristine accuracy immediately made it a bestseller when it was originally introduced in 1969 and quickly became an established tour standard. The C451 B continues in this legend’s footsteps, delivering airy sound, high overload capacity, and enhanced engineering…all in a rugged build that enables this condenser mic to provide excellent sound quality even in demanding onstage applications.

The centerpiece of the C451 B is its handcrafted capsule, but that’s not the end of this mic’s premium features. It boasts a hardy sound pressure level (SPL) capacity of 155dB, making it ideal for close-miking high-energy sound sources (such as electric guitar or drums) without fear of distortion. An efficient high-pass filter with a 12dB/octave further protects against distortion on the low end of the mic’s frequency range—for example, rumble or wind noise. Inside the mic itself, its preamp electronics work without a transformer for low-noise operation. The mic’s durable housing is made to be roadworthy and incorporates surface-mount technology for an overall result of low distortion, high reliability, and lighter weight.

AKG C451 B Matched Pair Features

  • Sound of the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule from 1969
  • Established tour sound standard since the 1980s
  • Impressive sound pressure level capability of 155dB SPL
  • Highly effective high-pass filter with 12dB/octave
  • Transformerless preamp and surface mount technology
  • C451 Microphones2
  • SA60 Stand Adapters2
  • W90 Windscreens2
  • H50 Stereo Bar1
  • Aluminum Carrying Case1
  • Measurement Documents1
  • Transducer TypeCondenser
  • Polar PatternCardioid
  • Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output Impedance200 ohms
  • Sensitivity9 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level18 dB-A
  • Signal to Noise76 dB-A
  • Preattenuation Pad-10; -20 dB
  • Bass cut filter75; 150 Hz
  • Powering Interface
    • Voltage: 9 to 52 V
    • Current: 2 mA
  • Connector3-Pin XLRM

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