AKG C 451 B/ST Studio Condenser Microphone (Pair)
AKG C 451 B/STis a cardiod condenser microphone, designed for recording instruments with high transient response, and therefore popularly used for drum kit and percussion recording.
The C 451 B/ST features a light diaphram, minimizing handling noise, and a switchable 75Hz/150Hz highpass filter, eliminating low-end rumble. The High Pass filter of C 451 B/ST enhances the "airy" character of the audio signal, and thus the C 451 B/ST microphone is a viable solution for overhead cymbal or hi-hat recording.
The C 451 B/ST provides a flat, on-axis frequency response, capturing the performance without any signal coloration. The C 451 B/ST microphone provides both 12V and 48V phantom power, with selectable 10dB/20dB pads included for better signal management.
Ideal for overhead drum miking and capturing rich transients
Sonically identical to the classic C 451 with improved design
Increased stability selectable pad and high-pass filter
Polar pattern cardioid
Frequency range 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 9 mV/Pa (-41 dBV)
Max. SPL 135/145/155 dB (0/-10/-20 dB) (k=0,5%)
Equivalent noise level (CCIR 468-3) 29 dB
Equivalent noise level 18 dB-A
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted) 76 dB
Preattenuation pad 0 dB, 10 dB, 20 dB selectable
Bass filter flat, 12 dB/octave at 75 or 150 Hz, selectable
Impedance <200 ohms
Recommended load impedance >1000 ohms
Supply voltage 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596
Current consumption <2 mA
Connector 3-pin XLR
Finish satin nickel plated
Net weight 125 g / 4.4 oz.
Patent(s) Electrode support for condenser transducer (Patent no. AT 392.182, DE 4.021.661)
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