C451 B

Reference small-diaphragm condenser microphone

SRP £215.83 + VAT

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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 legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule from 1969
    delivers stunning sound quality with maximum accuracy
  • Established tour sound standard since the 1980’s
    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
Audio Frequency bandwidth20 to 20000 Hz
Sensitivity9 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level18 dB-A
Signal to Noise76 dB-A
Pre-attenuation Pad-10, -20 dB
Bass Cut Filter75, 150 Hz
Electrical Impedance200 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Polar PatternsCardioid
Powering Interface
Voltage9 to 52 V
Current2 mA
Audio Output
TypeBalanced XLR
Finishsatin nickel plated
Dimensions / Weight
Height160 mm
Diameter19 mm
Net Weight125 g