AKG C451b Microphone Hire

$60 / day
$120 / weekend
$180 / week

The AKG C 451B is a professional condenser microphone. Ideal for micing instruments, vocals, choirs or ambient sounds.

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The AKG C 451B is a high-end cardioid condenser microphone. It features low signal to noise ratio, high dynamic range and sensitivity. The C451B is ideal for the miking of instruments, live performances, ambience and sound effects.

Cardioid Polar Pattern
The Cardioid pick up pattern is useful in situations where off axis leakage is a problem. The 451B attenuates around the off-axis (side) sections of the microphone resulting in a directional pick up pattern.
Switchable Pad
Switchable 10 dB or 20 dB pads increase the microphone’s SPL capability when close-mic’ing, high-energy sound sources or driving preamps or mixers with limited headroom.
Switchable High-pass Filters
Switchable high-pass filters (75 Hz or 150 Hz, 12 dB/octave). High pass filters accentuate mid and high end pressence by eliminating unnecessary low end frequencies. Often used when recording cymbals on drum kits.
Fixed Capsule
To eliminate the mechanical problems of screw on capsules, the 451B features a fixed capsule, designed after the classic CK 1.
Flat Frequency Response
Ruler-flat on-axis frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 KHz (± 1.5dB) assures accurate recordings without any added coloration.