AKG C451B

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The C 451 B is an excellent tool for accurately capturing signals rich in transients such as drums, overhead miking, or other instruments with a percussive sound.

At a glance

  • Identical acoustics of the legendary CK 1.
  • Rugged construction.
  • Ruler-flat on-axis frequency response.
  • Precise, nearly frequency independent cardioid.
  • Extremely accurate signal transfer.
  • Transformerless output stage for minimum distortion at low frequencies.
  • Protected against electrostatic and magnetic interference.
  • Selectable 10-dB and 20-dB preattenuation pads.
  • Switchable highpass filter (75 Hz or 150 Hz, 12dB/octave).
  • Operates on phantom power to DIN/IEC between 12 V and 48 V.
  • Complete with SA 40 stand adapter and W 90 windscreen.
  • Each microphone comes with its own individual frequency response plot.

Precise artistic work deserves precise artistic craftsmanship. A classic by now, the CMS Series CK 1 capsule from AKG was a best seller from the moment it was launched in 1969.

Comprising a range of interchangeable capsules and preamps as well as then innovative, dedicated accessories, the CMS Series from AKG quickly became a legend. It was discontinued in 1993. Responding to growing demand from recording engineers, AKG decided to produce the C 451 B with identical acoustical behaviour of the popular original C 451 EB + CK 1 microphone again, with dramatically improved specifications and outstanding price/ performance. The capsule of the new version is fixed permanently to the preamp to eliminate the mechanical problems of the screw joint

Using an extremely light diaphragm, the new C 451 B is almost totally insensitive to handling noise. An all-metal body provides excellent protection from RF interference and the microphone is rugged enough to give excellent results even under very harsh conditions.

The C 451 B is an excellent tool for accurately capturing signals rich in transients such as drums, overhead miking, or other instruments with a percussive sound. The airy sound, high overload limit of the capsule and electronic circuitry, and improved engineering details of the C 451 B are a solid foundation for creating another legend.

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 (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
  • Dimensions: 19 dia. x 160 mm / 0.75 dia. x 6.3 in.
  • Net weight: 125 g / 4.4 oz.
  • Shipping weight: 760 g / 1.7 lbs.
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Short DescriptionThe C 451 B is an excellent tool for accurately capturing signals rich in transients such as drums, overhead miking, or other instruments with a percussive sound.
AT A GLANCE
  • Identical acoustics of the legendary CK 1.
  • Rugged construction.
  • Ruler-flat on-axis frequency response.
  • Precise, nearly frequency independent cardioid.
  • Extremely accurate signal transfer.
  • Transformerless output stage for minimum distortion at low frequencies.
  • Protected against electrostatic and magnetic interference.
  • Selectable 10-dB and 20-dB preattenuation pads.
  • Switchable highpass filter (75 Hz or 150 Hz, 12dB/octave).
  • Operates on phantom power to DIN/IEC between 12 V and 48 V.
  • Complete with SA 40 stand adapter and W 90 windscreen.
  • Each microphone comes with its own individual frequency response plot.
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ManufacturerAKG
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