I often run my old Neve 33115 pre / eq with AKG 451 as overheads on drums. AKG C451 B General Specifications. They tend to be a bit bright, but choose some darker preamps. The AKG C451 B is considered a bona-fide classic by recording engineers and industry professionals. Description. They tend to be a bit bright, but choose some darker preamps. Il est issu du C451 EB avec sa capsule CK1, qui était un best-seller à la fin des années 60 mais sans la conception modulaire, qui permettait le changement de la capsule.. I have 3 of these AKG 451E each with different capsules with a different polar pattern. AKG's R&D department gathered 12 of what was considered the creme de la creme of vintage CK-1 capsules from around the world to measure and determine their original acoustic properties. The new C-451 B capsule uses a backplate electret, self-polarized design with a three-micron, gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragm suspended just 35 microns from the printed-circuit backplane. 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; Applications. 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. Condenser Microphones Ideal for overhead, hihat, percussion, acoustic guitar, Polar pattern: cardioid, Nickel plated, Switchable HP (75/ 150 Hz) and pad (-10/ -20 dB), CK 1 capsule, Includes windshield W90 and stand adapter SA60 AKG C451 is absolutely reasonably priced microphones. The mic is a small pencil mic, 15cm by 2cm, with integral xlr. AKG made that clear when they released the AKG C451 Condenser Modular System, a system that consisted of preamp bodies, interchangeable capsules, accessories, and more. The original C451, which was an enormously popular microphone back in the day… Got discontinued for some reason, leaving its fans confused and frustrated. The capsule choice makes a big difference to the 'voicing'. The combination of the C451 E phantom-powered preamp and the CK1 cardioid capsule became a fast favorite for acoustic guitarists, and that sound has been the industry standard ever since. They all represent typical traits for their polar pattern. With its airy sound, high overload limit and improved engineering details, the C451 B continues the success story of this legend. L’AKG C451 B est un micro statique, cardioïde pour la prise de son d’instruments. Capsules I have are cardioid, omni and hypercardioid.