AKG C451B Condenser Microphone

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The AKG C451B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone, basing its design on the renowned C451 EB and CK1 capsule for optimised audio performance. The C451B Condenser Microphone is ideal for recording drum overheads and ambient micing applications. The 1969 C451 EB and CK1 capsule, provides stunning realism and maximum accuracy, resulting in a powerful yet airy sound that captures the ambience of the room. The robust and versatile design means the microphone is suited to both studio and stage applications. It provides an impressive SPL capability of up to 155dB, allowing you to capture high-energy sources with maximum clarity.

Ideal For Drum Overheads & Cymbals
The C451B from AKG is a highly versatile condenser microphone, featuring a small-diaphragm design with a cardioid polar pattern. The C451B is highly suited to capturing drum overhead recordings, thanks to its specialised capsule and premium-grade components. At the heart of the microphone is the now legendary C451 EB and CK1 capsule. Resulting in identical acoustical behaviour of its predecessor, the C451B captures the essence of microphones past for optimised audio fidelity and performance. The microphone is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 155dB, allowing you to record high-level sound sources without the fear of distortion. This makes the microphone greatly suited to recording drum overheads and ambient micing applications.

Exceptional Tonal Accuracy

The specialised condenser capsule and integrated features result in exceptional audio and tonal accuracy, capturing the ambiance of the room. The resulting sound is airy with a high overload limit and improved detail, building on the success of the original capsule. It also boasts a low-noise preamp for optimal signal integrity and natural audio accuracy. The microphone allows features an effective high-pass filter with 12dB/octave, preventing low-end distortion caused by rumble or wind noise for optimal signal integrity. The transformerless preamp and surface mount technology ensures low distortion and maximum reliability.

Ideal For Stage & Studio
The robust yet sleek design is constructed from an all-metal enclosure with high-end internal components. The front of the microphone features switches for changing the SPL and the high-pass filter settings. The robust design is ideal for both stage and studio applications, providing exceptional audio fidelity even under on-stage conditions.


  • Premium-grade C451 EB + CK1 capsule
  • 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 60 stand adapter and W 90 windscreen


  • Audio Frequency Bandwidth: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 18 dB-A
  • Sensitivity: 9 mV/Pa
  • Signal To Noise: 76 dB-A
  • Preattenuation pad: -10, -20dB
  • Bass Cut Filter: 75, 150Hz
  • Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 1000 Ohms
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Voltage: 9 to 52 V
  • Current: 2 mA
  • Dimensions (HxD): 160mm x 19mm
  • Net Weight: 125g
  • Finish: Satin Nickel Plated
  • Audio Output Type: XLR
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