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AKG C451 B (2895H00010) Reference Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

20-20000 Hz Frequency Bandwith - Cardioid Polar Pattern - For Woodwinds, Strings, & Percussion

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  • C451 B Microphone
  • W90 Windscreen
  • SA60 Stand Adaptor
  • Microphone Bag
  • 1-year Limited Warranty


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Accurately capture signals rich in transients such as drums, acoustic guitar, or for overhead miking

AKG's C451 B (AKG-C451B) is the latest model in the C 451 series that dates back to 1969. It is a cardioid only design with a permanently fixed capsule (a departure from the previous modular system). The acoustics of the original cardioid capsule, CK 1, are modeled and matched in the current version, producing the unique overall rising frequency characteristics. The rise is no more than 3 dB and is broadly centered around 12 kHz. Its transformer-less preamp uses surface mount technology and, therefore is lighter, yet more rugged than its predecessor. Switchable 10 and 20 dB pads are now integrated. Maximum sound pressure levels in the range of 155 dB (in the 20 dB sensitivity position) can be attained with no greater than 0.5% distortion. A selectable low frequency, or bass roll-off option, provides 12 dB per octave attenuation below 75 or 150 Hz.


  • Switchable 12-dB roll-off at 75 or 150 Hz
  • Provides Extremely Low Distortion, Highest Reliability And Less Weight
  • Delivers Stunning Sound Quality With Maximum Accuracy
  • Impressive Sound Pressure Level Capability Of 155dB SPL
  • Highly Effective High-Pass Filter With 12dB/Octave

AKG is synonymous with good sound and stands for passion in music, providing the highest quality and ongoing innovation in the world of music. The company was founded in 1947 and has continued to innovate with breakthrough products like the world's first high quality condenser microphone (D12) and pioneering the usage of digital and wireless technologies for its high-quality microphones and headphones within the professional audio-world.

Specifications for the AKG C451 B

{ "General Specifications" : { "Audio frequency bandwidth" : "20 - 20000 Hz", "Equivalent noise level" : "18 dB-A", "Sensitivity" : "9 mV/Pa", "Signal to Noise" : "76 dB-A", "Preattenuation Pad" : "-10; -20 dB", "Bass cut filter" : "75; 150 Hz", "Electrical impedance" : "200 Ohms", "Recommended load impedance" : "1000 Ohms", "Polar Pattern" : "Cardioid" }, "Dimensions" : { "Height" : "160 mm", "Diameter" : "19 mm", "Net Weight" : "125 g" }, "Design" : { "Finish" : "satin nickel plated" }, "Audio Output" : { "Type" : "Balanced XLR", "Gender" : "Male", "Contacts" : "3-pin" }, "Powering Interface" : { "Voltage" : "9 to 52 V", "Current" : "2 mA" }, "Application" : { "Pro Studio" : "Yes" }, "Instrument" : { "Piano / Strings" : "Yes", "Horns / Woodwinds" : "Yes", "Drums / Percussion" : "Yes" } }

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C451 B (AKG-C451B) Polar Pattern

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Stephen - Centralia Community Ch of God
I LOVE this mic! The C451B was a standard for may years and has fallen out of favor just by age, but it's still a great mic! Very clean and flat response. I prefer it over many similar options for drum overheads, cymbols, micing a piano, choirs, strings, and lots of things. A very versatile mic!