Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager, recording and broadcast, AKG, told Sonic State, "In our seventh decade of setting the industry standard, raising the bar in recording and live audio, AKG is proud to offer our dedicated customers an opportuni to help celebrate our milestone with the limited edition C451 and K702's. With the limited edition C451 and K702, users with these extraordinary pieces of equipment will enjoy AKG's ever evolving history, with a sound experience they will never forget!"
Here's the details in AKG's own words:
Handcrafted in Vienna with the highest attention to detail, the limited editions of these prestigious products are positioned to deliver renowned AKG quality to sound engineers, producers and musicians around the world. Each are individually tested and numbered to ensure the highest quality.
AKG's C451 65th Anniversary Edition condenser embodies sound from the legendary C451 EB with the CK1 capsule delivering stunning quality and precision accuracy. Since its introduction in 1969, the C451 has been continuously improved and has demonstrated its durability under the harshest onstage environments. The C451's transformer-less preamp enables high sound pressure capability, allowing for close miking of high-energy sound sources up to 155 dB SPL without distortion.
The reference small-diaphragm is an excellent tool for capturing the smallest details of any instrument due to its lightweight membrane and sophisticated acoustic design, which makes it the perfect choice for accurately capturing drums, percussion, acoustic guitar and overhead miking.
The K702 Anniversary Edition headphones bring a new level of precision to the line with newly designed genuine leather headband and soft velour ear pads for maximum comfort during long recording or listening sessions. With its patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm and revolutionary flat-wire voice coil, K702 delivers pristine sound with incredible impulse and treble response. K702's reference-style headphones boast an over-ear, open-back design, with extremely accurate response. Its sophisticated technology allows for spacious and airy sound without compromise.
AKG's C451 and K702 65th Anniversary Limited Edition sets both stun with a new Titan semi-gloss finish.
Pricing and Availability:
C451 is listed at a UVP of €599.00.
The K702 Anniversary edition is listed at a UVP of €599.00.