AKG C451B/ST Stereo Matched Pair Of C451B Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphones


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The matched pairs consist of two microphones that are within 1 dB to each other in sensitivity and also within 1 dB to each other in the range of 200 Hz to 15,000 Hz of the individual frequency response when used in cardioid mode and are selected from a large quantity of individual microphones using the described criteria by using a proprietary computer program.

Using this matched pair for stereo recordings utilizing various techniques will provide for a good and stable balance without frequency-dependent shifting of the stereo panorama.

The AKG C451 B Matched Pair Stereo Set Package includes:

2 x C451

2 x Stand adapter

2 x Windscreen

1 x Stereo mounting bar

Aluminum carrying case

Measurement documents

Polar pattern: cardioid

Frequency range: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Sensitivity :9 mV/Pa (-41 dBV)

Max. SPL: 135/145/155 dB (0/-10/-20 dB) (k=0,5%)

Equivalent noise level: (IEC 60268-4) 29 dB

Equivalent noise level: 18 dB-A

Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 76 dB

Preattenuation pad: 0 dB, 10 dB, 20 dB selectable

Bass filter: flat, 12 dB/octave at 75 or 150 Hz, selectable

Impedance: Recommended load impedance: >1000 ohms

Supply voltage: 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596

Powering: Connector: 3-pin XLR

Finish: satin nickel plated

Net weight: 125 g / 4.4 oz.

Shipping weight: 760 g / 1.7 lbs.



  • 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
  • Impressive sound pressure level capability of 155dB SPL
    allows close-miking of high-energy sound sources without distortion
  • Transformerless preamp and surface mount technology
    provides extremely low distortion, highest reliability and less weight



Manufacturer: AKG
Model: C451 B MATCHED PAIR
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I272391-N-0
UPC: #885038007968
Listing ID: NA21452