AKG C451 B Condenser Microphone

Reference small-diaphragm condenser microphone

Integrated cardioid condenser microphone with the same acoustic performance as the popular original C451EB + CK1 but with dramatically improved specifications.  All metal body with excellent RF rejection and almost totally insensitive to handling noise.  Ideal for acurately capturing drums and percussion and for overhead micing.

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The C451 B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with the identical acoustical behavior 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.

Sound of the legendary C451 EB + CK1

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

More Information


  • Audio Frequency bandwidth: 20 to 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 9 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 18 dB-A
  • Signal to Noise: 76 dB-A
  • Pre-attenuation Pad: -10, -20 dB
  • Bass Cut Filter: 75, 150 Hz
  • Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 1000 Ohms
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid


Powering Interface

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


Audio Output

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



  • Finish: satin nickel plated


Dimensions / Weight

  • Height: 160 mm
  • Diameter: 19 mm
  • Net Weight: 125 g
  • 1 x C451 B Microphone
  • 1 x W90 Windscreen
  • 1 x SA60 Stand Adaptor
  • 1 x Microphone Bag