I Want One

March 16th, 2007 | brainjuice

No bloody use to me, of course, but isn’t it beautiful?


7 Responses to “I Want One”

  1. Old ribbon microphones are actually an emerging secondhand market in the pro audio scene. There are legions of 60′s-and-older studio microphones that sound just as good as the (relatively) newer condenser technology, but ribbons were driven into obscurity by the big studio system during the switch to condensers. The reason? Not sound quality, but physical dimensions. As television continued its battle for domination of popular media, studios opted for the inherently smaller condensers in order to see the performers’ faces better, sometimes at a loss in quality.

  2. It does waft of solid Reithien paternalism.
    All you need is a tweed-clad, pipe smoking government minister to intone “Time for bed, proles” into it just after “Sailing By” and the Shipping Forecast.

    If god had a microphone, it’d be this one.

  3. It is indeed beautiful. Where did you find it?

  4. I was just doing a search for antique radio mics for visual ref for something…

  5. It is beautiful. And I want one because if you talk into it, what people hear is The Truth. Only a responsible, trustworthy and knowledgeable chap talks into that microphone

  6. *wipes drool off lap*

  7. as handsome a bit of kit as that is what i really want is one of these
    http://www.voco.uk.com/