AKG C4500 BC

AKG C4500 BC
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  • Minimized proximity effect for unchanged sound at varying distances
  • Ultralow 8dB-A self-noise for demanding studio and broadcast applications
  • Withstands extreme sound pressure levels distortion-free operation for sources up to 165db SPL
  • Transformerless output circuit ensures zero susceptibility to RF and EMI
  • Multilayer pop-screen filter to minimize blowing noise

The C4500 BC large-diaphragm condenser microphone in front-addressed format is specially designed for on-air broadcast work. It provides a cardioid pickup with voice-friendly tuning and a low proximity effect, as well as high RF/ EMI insensitivity. The exceptional low self-noise (8dB-A) and its 165dB maximum SPL capability also make the C4500 BC a great tool for close-miking of loud instruments like bass drums, brass instruments and guitar amps.

The C4500 BC comes complete with an H85 spider-type shock mount, W4000 windscreen and a metal carrying case.

Type 1-inch large diaphragm pressure gradient microphone
Polar pattern cardioid
Frequency range 30 to 20,000 Hz
Max. SPL 350/3000 Pa, 145/165 dB SPL for for 0.5% THD (0/-10 dB)
Equivalent noise level (IEC 60268-4) 20 dB
Equivalent noise level (IEC 60268-4, A-weighted) 8 dB-A
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted) 86 dB
Preattenuation pad -20 dB, switchable
Bass cut filter slope 6 dB/octave below 120 Hz
Impedance <=200 ohms
Recommended load impedance >=1000 ohms
Dynamic range 137 dB (A-weighted)
Environment Temperature: -10°C to +60°C - (14°F to 140°F)
relative humidity: 90% (+20°C/68°F), 85% (+60°C/140°F)
Power requirement 9 to 52 V phantom power to IEC 61938
Current consumption <=2 mA
Connector 3-pin male XLR to IEC standard
Dimensions max. dia.: 58 mm (2.3 in.), length: 183 mm (7.2 in.)
Net weight 450 g (1 lb.)
Patent(s) Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)

AKG C4500 BC