AKG C451B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone  From AKG

Reference small-diaphragm condenser microphone

AKG Microphones

$499.00

Retail:  $629.00

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Manufacturer's Description from AKG

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, 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.

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.

  • Identical acoustics to legendary CK 1
  • Precise, nearly frequency independent cardioid
  • Extremely accurate signal transfer and ruler-flat on-axis frequency response

 

AKG Microphones

About Manufacturer

Around the world recording studios, radio and TV stations, opera houses and famous stages count on AKG products. Internationally known musicians and show-stars have frequently been seen using our high-quality microphones and headphones for many decades. Today AKG is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality microphones, headphones and wireless-equipment. Listed below is the brief story of one of the most famous brands in the professional audio-world. AKG, founded in Vienna by Dr. Rudolf Goerike and Ernst Pless, soon became one of the biggest players in the world of sound. Today AKG is synonymous with good sound, stands for passion in music providing the highest quality and ongoing innovation in the world of music. The company was founded in 1947 and within months, the first AKG microphones were being used in radio stations, theatres and Jazz-Clubs. The products (the AKG DYN Series) were at that time manufactured by hand by five workers. In 1949, the first AKG headphones came on the market. Then, in the early fifties AKG made a breakthrough with several new products: Totally new technologies like the world’s first high quality condenser microphone, the D 12 with its cardioid characteristics, the world’s first remote-controlled multi-pattern capacitor microphone, the C 12 and the D 36 made acoustic history. One of the first customers of the famous C 12 microphone was the BBC in London.

Specifications

 

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
Preattenuation pad: 0 dB, 10 dB, 20 dB selectable
Bass filter: flat, 12 dB/octave at 75 or 150 Hz, selectable
Impedance: Recommended load impedance: >1000 ohms
Supply voltage: 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596
Powering: Connector: 3-pin XLR
Finish: satin nickel plated
Net weight: 125 g / 4.4 oz.
Shipping weight: 760 g / 1.7 lbs.