AKG C451 B Reference Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
|Brand||AKG Pro Audio|
|Item Weight||0.44 Kilograms|
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- 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
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The c451 b is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with the identical acoustical behaviour 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.
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There isn't much to say about this mic that hasn't already been said for decades. The AKG 451 is is an industry staple for a variety of studio applications. If you are looking for the best choice for any high SPL application or for a good drum overhead, then the 451b is a great choice. I personally love using this for recording my Hammond C3 organ and Leslie 122. I use this mic for the top rotor and a Sennheiser HD421 for the bass rotor. A fully cranked 122 can put out close to 120 dB and this mic can handle that kind of sound pressure without any problem at all. Works better for this than any other mic I have tried. Been using it in that capacity for over 30 years.
It also works great for recording acoustic guitars, mandolins and the top end of a grand piano. Just shows how versatile this microphone is! I prefer these over a large condenser since they are much easier to place and aim where you want it.
If you are in the market for an excellent pencil condenser with a variety of capsule options then look no further than the 451b! They aren't cheap, but they are built like tanks and will last a lifetime. My original is still going strong 40 years after it was made!
Gonna stop now and count the blessing and good luck
Glad I bought it. And your price was much better than several others. Thanks!