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AKG C451B Condenser Mic

Product Code: 419790

A classic by now, the CMS Series CK 1 capsule from AKG was a best seller from the moment it was l...

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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.

Microphone Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Microphone Impedance: 200 ohms
Microphone Maximum SPL: 155dB
Microphone Signal-to-Noise: 76dB
Microphone Sensitivity: -41dBV
Microphone Self Noise: 18dB
Microphone Connector: 3-pin XLR connector
Microphone Powering: 9 to 52 volts phantom power
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