AKG C451 B Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

AKG C451 B Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone



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AKG C451 B Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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A modern rethinking of the legendary AKG C451 EB + CK1 capsule from 1969, boasts a combination of identical acoustical behaviour alongside a handful of modern improvements, the C451 B is the perfect addition to any budding engineers collection.

Built For The Road

A sure choice for live-sound engineers and artists alike, the AKG C451 is perfect for live applications. Delivering an airy sound with a high overload limit and housed inside a robust outer shell, the hand-crafted capsule and low-noise preamp guarantee remarkable results, no matter how harsh the conditions.

AKG C451 B Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features:

  • AKG Legendary 1969 Inspired Tone
  • Live-Standard Sound Quality
  • Impressive 155dB Sound Pressure Level
  • High-Pass Filter with 12dB/octave
  • Transformerless Preamp
  • Surface Mount Technology
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern

Rich Heritage

Based on the best-selling AKG C415 EB and its CK1 capsule, this modern iteration delivers matching acoustical behaviour to its 1969 predecessor.

Used relentlessly throughout the years in both and studio and live applications, this line of microphones has well and truly secured its status as legendary amongst industry professionals.

Multiple Applications

Perfect for drum overheads, piano, brass and woodwind, the C451 B captures sound accurately and clearly. With versatility just a switch away, high-pass filters and bass-cut filters can be enabled to better suit your sound capturing needs.

Able to record sounds up to an impressive 155dB SPL, this microphone can be thrown in front of even the loudest of sources without troubling you or your equipment - perfect for close-miking high energy sound sources without distortion.

Built To Perform

Thanks to the included transformerless preamp technology, the C451 B is designed to provide extremely low levels of distortion, weighing less overall and ensuring the highest reliability.

Housed in a robust metal casing, the C451 B is as robust as its predecessors, providing you with everything you need to achieve a truly world-class, legendary capture.

AKG C451 B Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone 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


  • Height: 160 mm
  • Diameter: 19 mm
  • Net Weight: 125 g


  • Finish: satin nickel plated

Audio Output

  • Type: Balanced XLR
  • Gender: Male
  • Contacts: 3-pin

Powering Interface

  • Voltage: 9 to 52 V
  • Current: 2 mA


  • Pro Studio: Yes


  • Piano / Strings: Yes
  • Horns / Woodwinds: Yes
  • Drums / Percussion: Yes
More Information
Manufacturer AKG
SKU 40152
Shipping Weight (kg) 1.800000
MPN C451 B
Warranty 2 Years


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