Instrument Condenser

Order Code: C451B
RRP: $999.00

Go to a list of 'my favourite mic for...' and you'll see a bunch of different brands and models. Around the world, the more lists you read, the more you realise that a handful of mics appear on everyone's list. Drum overheads and acoustic guitar - AKG C451EB is a great match. In fact, the 451 was so popular that it was re-released in the early '00s as C451B.

Cardioid condenser with 20 to 20,000 Hz response, and a nice gentle slope up all the way along the graph. Includes 0, -10 & -20dB pad.

Photo of AKG C451B available from Factory Sound
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In the box:

  • C451B cardioid condenser
  • SA60 microphone stand adaptor
  • W90 foam windscreen
  • Carry bag


  • 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