AKG C451 B Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Matched Pair

AKG C451 B Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Matched Pair



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A modern iteration of the legendary AKG C451 EB + CK1 capsule from 1969 - AKG C451 B boasts identical acoustical behaviour alongside a handful of modern improvements - the perfect addition to any home-studio, professional studio or stage line-up.

Built For The Road

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

AKG C451 B Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Matched Pair Features:

  • Legendary AKG 1969 Inspired Tone
  • Performs Exceptionally in Studio & Stage
  • 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, these robust microphones 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.

Good Things Come In Pairs

Utilizing both C451 B's, you're perfectly equipped to capture sound sources in stereo. Producing an accurate and clear stereo image, these stereo workhorses shine wonderfully when used as stereo drum overheads.

Complete with a stereo bar, the pair of condensers are able to be easily positioned into a variety of microphone recording techniques, such as the XY or AB position. Thanks to the included aluminum carrying case, all the peripherals and accssories can be safely packed away and stored for easy access and portablity in the robust container.

What's Included:

  • 2 x AKG C451 B Microphones
  • 2 x W90 Windscreens
  • 2 x SA60 Stand Adapter
  • H50 Stereo Bar
  • Measurement Documents
  • Aluminium Carry Case

AKG C451 B Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Matched Pair 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 98095
Shipping Weight (kg) 2.100000
MPN C451 B Stereo Pair
Warranty 2 years


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