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AKG Limited Edition 65th Anniversary C451 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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Limited edition small-diaphragm condenser with a legendary sound.

AKG is celebrating 65 years of excellence with the C451 65th Anniversary Edition condenser microphone. The C451 Anniversary Edition embodies sound from the Legendary C451 EB with the CK1 capsule, delivering stunning quality and precision. It combines attractive design and high-quality "TITAN-Look" finish with stunning sound quality. Since its introduction in 1969, the C451 has been continuously improved and has demonstrated its durability under the harshest onstage environments. The C451 65th Anniversary Edition's transformerless preamp enables high sound pressure capability, allowing for close miking of high-energy sound sources up to 155 dB SPL without distortion.

The C451 65th Anniversary Edition's reference small-diaphragm is an excellent tool for capturing the smallest details of any instrument due to its lightweight membrane and sophisticated acoustic design, which makes it the perfect choice for accurately capturing drums, percussion, acoustic guitar and overhead miking. This valuable limited edition is handcrafted in Vienna, Austria with highest attention to detail.

AKG Limited Edition 65th Anniversary C451 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Limited Edition hand-crafted in Vienna, Austria with highest attention to detail
    Attractive design with high-quality "TITAN-Look" finish
    Sound of the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule delivering stunning precision
    Established tour sound standard since the 1980s for excellent sound quality
    Performs consistently even under harsh onstage conditions
    Impressive sound pressure level capability of 155 dB SPL allows close miking
    Highly effective high-pass filter with 12 dB / octave
    Transfomerless preamp and surface mounted technology
    Extremely accurate signal transfer and ruler-flat on-axis frequency response
    Precise, nearly frequency-independent cardioid for perfect off-axis response

AKG Limited Edition 65th Anniversary C451 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Polar pattern: cardioid
    Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 1.5dB from published curve
    Sensitivity: 9 mV/Pa / -41 dBV re 1 V/Pa
    Electrical impedance: <200 ohms
    Recommended load impedance: > 1000 ohms
    Max. SPL for 0.5% THD:
    112 Pa / 135 dB SPL with 0 dB preattenuation*)
    355 Pa / 145 dB SPL with 10 dB preattenuation*)
    1120 Pa / 155 dB SPL with 20 dB preattenuation*)
    Equivalent noise level to IEC 60268-4 (A-weighted): 18 dB-A
    Dynamic range: 117dB max. (A-weighted)
    Preattenuation pad: switchable to 0 dB, -10 dB, -20 dB
    Highpass filter: switchable to flat or 12 dB/octave at 75Hz or 150Hz
    Powering: 9 to 52 V phantom power to IEC 61938
    Operating tempature: - 20 °C to + 60 °C
    Connector: 3-pin male XLR
    Finish: satin nickel-plated
    Size: dia.: 19 mm (0.7 in.); length: 160 mm (6.3 in.)
    Net/Shipping weight: 125 g (4.4 oz.) / 760 g (1.7 lb.)

AKG Limited Edition 65th Anniversary C451 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

Warranty is valid for AKG products purchased and delivered within the United States for the original purchaser only. The purchaser's Bill of Sale will serve as proof of sale and warranty validity in the U.S. Shipment of defective items to AKG for repair will be at the customer's own risk and expense. AKG will assume the return shipping cost for all items repaired under warranty.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

This warranty is void unless AKG Acoustics, U.S.'s service center performs the repair. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the consumer. However, the limitation of any right or remedy shall not be effective where law prohibits such.

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