AKG C430 Condenser Overhead Microphone

£90.00 RRP £118.80 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 38263

  • High-Performance Miniature Condenser Microphone
  • Low-Profile, Compact Design
  • Cardioid Condenser Capsule
  • Uniquely Crisp Sound
  • For Cymbals + Overhead Recording

AKG C430 Condenser Overhead Microphone


The AKG C430 high-performance condenser microphone is designed specifically for cymbal and overhead miking on stage and in the studio. It gives a uniquely crisp sound, reducing the need for external EQs, and the compact design ensures a low profile in any application without compromising audio quality.

Product Ref: 38263

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Wide Compatibility

The C430 has a cardioid condenser capsule, giving detailed pickup of unique individual timbres. It works with phantom power or with batteries, and is supplied with an adapter to mount it securely on all commercial microphone stands.

Crisp Audio

The AKG C430 Condenser Overhead Microphone is specifically designed for cymbal and overhead micing. The high frequency response lets the C430 capture a unique, crisp sound, which can even reduce the need for external equalisation. The design of the C430 helps it keep a low profile during any recording scenario, with no compromises to audio quality.


  • Audio Frequency Bandwidth: 20 - 17,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: 7mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 33dBA
  • Signal-to-Noise: 61dBA
  • Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 2000 Ohms
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Voltage: 9 - 52V
  • Current: 2mA
  • Type: Balanced XLR
  • Gender: Male
  • Contacts: 3-Pin


  • Microphone Bag
  • SA60 Stand Adapter
  • W32 Windscreen