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Antique Microphones and Telephones by Jim
Active 4 years ago 2 members
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  • All about collecting microphones, stands, flags, and on-air signs, telephones and telephone equipment
  • Jim
    Jim: Saw a pristine RCA BK11 this week.  Kept in a mic locker in a recording studio, and they didn't really know what they had!  They thought it was an RCA 44, but no, not that big.  Nice to see it, though.  Didn't get an original photo, so I'll post one from ...  more
    • May 20, 2011
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      Daniel Briddle How much did you buy it for ? (You did buy it, right?)
      • May 20, 2011
    • Jim
      Jim Didn't buy it, it wasn't for sale. Those go for between $1000 and $2500 retail, but it wasn't for sale anyway.
      • May 20, 2011
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    Jim: I'll be bringing a couple of mics to the Denver Armadillo early next week. All are highly stylized, and great for display. One from the 1940s, one from the 1950s, and another from the 1960s. These will be entry-level mics, by not cheap "low end" stuff....  more
    • April 5, 2011
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    Jim: I met Ekkehart Willms at the Hillsborough Antique Show. Ekkehart does some fantastic reconditioning, including making his own replacement ribbons with a ribbon cutter of his own design and construction. Ekkehart was the master machinist for Ampex in Red...  more
    • February 28, 2011
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    Jim: Yes, the vintage sweetness of old mics. Dynamic, condenser, crystal or the treasured ribbon, they are all works of artistic industrial design, iconic symbols of bygone eras, and just darn fun to collect. What kind do you favor?
    • February 27, 2011
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    Jim: Our group icon is a gold Shure 55S "Unidyne", vintage 1960s, a cardiod dynamic. Shure has made this mic for 70 years, and still makes the 55SH II, same form but a newer element, but the old ones still sell for as much or more than the new ones. It's a b...  more
    • February 27, 2011