AKG Acoustics C 460 B
Detachable-Capsule Pencil Condenser Microphone
The C 460 B was a transformer-coupled preamp from AKG’s “Condenser Modular Series” (CMS).
The C 460 B preamp could be used with any of AKG’s wide variety of detachable capsules and inline pads to provide a microphone suitable for a wide variety of applications in the studio.
The mic has extremely low self-noise for a small-diaphragm mic, at 14dBA, and is advertised as having “absolute linearity of all important parameters such as frequency response, directivity factor, electrical transfer characteristics.”
The CK 61-ULS Cardioid capsule was described as having a 15mm active diaphragm, and a sensitivity of 8mV/Pa.
A 4-position switch on the mic body enables selection of four operational modes:
- No pad/filter.
- HPF: -12dB/octave @ 70Hz
- HPF: -12dB/octave @ 150Hz
- -10dB pad
To be clear, the pad and HPF cannot be simultaneously enabled. In such cases, the detachable A 50 -10dB pad would be employed. The A 50 padded the signal before the amplifier circuit, whereas the switchable pad attenuated the output signal (post-amplification).
The C460B shipped with one of the CK/ULS capsules, e.g. the CK 61-ULS Cardioid capsule, a mic clip (AKG p/n SA 40), and a foam windscreen (p/n W 32 — which we have noticed is a very snug fit over the CK-61).
Optional accessories included the A 61 swivel mount, a metal stand adapter (SA 18/2 B), a wire mesh pop filter (W 46), a stereo bar, two varieties of shockmount (H 30 and H 38), and two models of extension tube (VR 61 30cm, VR 62 90cm).
The AKG Acoustics C 460 B is also known as: C460B.
|Pads & Filters||Impedance||SPL/Noise|
||120 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 134 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
|140g (4.94oz)||173mm (6.81'')||21mm (0.83'')||
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