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AKG C430 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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AKG C430 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Specifically designed for cymbal and overhead miking, the frequency response of the C 430 ensures a unique crisp sound. With its extremely compact external dimensions, this microphone will keep a low profile on the drum kit without compromising audio quality. Response is 20-20kHz, with 126dB max SPL, and requires phantom power.


  • Small diameter, light-weight, short body condenser cardioid microphone
  • Response optimized for close-in instrument and percussion applications
  • Transformerless output for ultra low LF distortion
  • Universal phantom powering
  • Suited well for percussion overhead micing applications
  • Battery powering possible with optional B 15 power supply


  • Transducer type: Prepolarized condenser
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 7 mV/Pa (-43 dBV)
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Recommended loading: >2000 ohms
  • Sound pressure level for 1%/3% THD: 126/130 dB SPL
  • Power requirement: Phantom powering, 9 to 52 Vdc
  • Output connector: 3-pin XLR-M
  • Finish: Matte black
  • Size: 0.75 inches diameter (19 mm); 3.1 inches length (79 mm)
  • Net weight: 1.1 ounces (31 g)
  • Included accessories: SA40 Stand adapter

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