AKG C451 B Stereoset Reference Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone


AKG C451 B Stereoset Microphone for drums, percussion, acoustic guitars & overhead but as matched pair

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C451 B

Reference small-diaphragm condenser microphone C 451B Matched pair

One for the road

for drums, percussion, acoustic guitar and strings

The C451 B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with the identical acoustical behavior of its predecessor, the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule, which was a bestseller right from the start in 1969.

With its airy sound, high overload limit and improved engineering details, the C451 B continues the success story of this legend. The roadworthy design around the handcrafted capsule and the low-noise preamp electronics ensure impressive results even under very harsh conditions.

Sound of the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule from 1969

  • delivers stunning sound quality with maximum accuracy

Established tour sound standard since the 1980s
  • for excellent sound quality even under harsh on-stage conditions

Impressive sound pressure level capability of 155dB SPL
  • allows close-miking of high-energy sound sources without distortion

Highly effective high-pass filter with 12dB/octave
  • prevents low-end distortion caused by rumble or wind noise

Transformerless preamp and surface mount technology
  • provides extremely low distortion, highest reliability and less weight

Technical Specification

Audio Frequency bandwidth 20 to 20000 Hz
Sensitivity 9 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level 18 dB-A
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

Powering Interface
Voltage 9 to 52 V
Current 2 mA

Audio Output
Type Balanced XLR
Gender Male
Contacts 3-pin

Finish satin nickel plated

Dimensions /            


Height 160 mm
Diameter 19 mm
Net Weight 125 g



Weight 3.07 lbs


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