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AKG Acoustics C451B/ST Twin Pencil Small Diaphragm Stage Condenser Mic Kit for Drums, Recording, Percussions and Lectern

SKU: AKC451BST MFR: 2895Z00210

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Switchable 10 dB or 20 dB pads increase capability
  • Switchable Highpass Filters
  • Fixed capsule designed after the classic CK 1
  • Flat Frequency Response
  • Made For Percussion
  • Condenser
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About AKG Acoustics C451B/ST

The AKG C451B/ST matched pairs consist of two microphones that are within 1 dB to each other in sensitivity and also within 1 dB to each other in the range of 200 Hz to 15,000 Hz of the individual frequency response when used in cardioid mode and are selected from a large quantity of individual microphones using the described criteria by using a proprietary computer program.

Using this matched pair for stereo recordings utilizing various techniques will provide for a good and stable balance without frequency-dependent shifting of the stereo panorama. The kit includes all the standard accessories of the individual package along with a stereo bar and proof of performance charts in an attractive carrying case (Soundtool case, middle size).

AKG Acoustics C451B/ST Features

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern: The Cardioid pick up pattern is useful in situations where off axis leakage is a problem. The 451B attenuates around the off-axis (side) sections of the microphone resulting in a directional pick up pattern
  • Switchable Pad: Switchable 10 dB or 20 dB pads increase the microphone's SPL capability when close-micing, high-energy sound sources or driving preamps or mixers with limited headroom
  • Switchable Highpass Filters: Switchable highpass filters (75 Hz or 150 Hz, 12 dB/octave). High pass filters accentuate mid and high end pressence by eliminating unnecessary low end frequencies. Often used when recording cymbals on drum kits
  • Fixed Capsule: To eliminate the mechanical problems of screw on capsules, the 451B features a fixed capsule, designed after the classic CK 1
  • Flat Frequency Response: Ruler-flat on-axis frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 KHz (± 1.5dB) assures accurate recordings without any added coloration

AKG Acoustics C451B/ST Specifications

Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz (+/-1.5dB)
Dynamic Range (Typical)
117 dB Maximum (A-Weighted)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
73 dB-A (A-Weighted)
Maximum Input Sound Level
112 Pa = 135 dB (with 0 dB preattenuation)
355 Pa = 145 dB (with 10 dB preattenuation)
112 Pa = 155 dB (with 20 dB preattenuation)
Power Requirements
9 to 52v Phantom Power (to DIN/IEC 45 596)
Output Impedance
Less than 200 Ohms
Output Connectors
XLR-3M Type
Yes, Switchable to 0 dB, -10 dB, -20 dB
Low Frequency Roll-Off
Yes, Switchable to Flat, 12 dB/Octave at 75 Hz or 150 Hz
6.3 x .75" (160.02 x 19.05mm) LxDiameter
4.4 oz. (124.67 g)
AKG Acoustics 3 year warranty
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