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c451 65° anniversary vs vintage one Condenser Microphones
Old 6th March 2017
Gear Head

c451 65° anniversary vs vintage one

Hi there,
I just found out this 65° anniversary reissue looking around the web... I was wondering how this compares to the classic 451 versions.
anyone ever compared these? is it the same mic or just looks like it?

thank you!
Old 8th March 2017
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really, nobody can comment on this topic? 65° anniversary limited edition vs classic edition...
Old 8th March 2017
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My last studio partner bought one on a whim. I've used dozens of vintage 451's and the newer ones, but did not have any for direct comparison when using the 65th anniversary one. I will say that the 65th sounded really good and was a go to for me on hats and the occasional acoustic guitar when a brighter close mic was called for. It has that great presence in the high end like the original CK-1. On acoustic guitar, the newer version of the 451 always picked up the attack of a pick strumming the strings in an annoying and "bad" way that I could never really get rid of. The vintage models never did that (one reason i prefer them) and I found that true with the anniversary model as well, so they did something right with it in my book!
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