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C 430 Microphone Sets

AKG Acoustics C 430

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $199


C 430 Documentation

CardioidAKG Acoustics C 430

Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone

The C430 is a small FET condenser with a fixed cardioid pickup pattern. It is designed specifically for cymbal and drum-overhead miking.

Its relatively low sensitivity (7 mV/Pa) and extremely high self-noise (33 dBA) would appear to make the mic unsuitable for quiet acoustic sources.

The AKG Acoustics C 430 is also known as: C430, C 430.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
C 430 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (7 mV/Pa; 20 to 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 126 dB
Self-noise: 33.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
23g (0.81oz) 79mm (3.11'') 19mm (0.75'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 9 to 52v

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