Vintage Microphones are Hot.
April 19, 2004 2:42 PM   Subscribe

Amazing vintage microphones. Stumbled into this site looking for reference photos...what I found instead was detailed technical specs, vintage advertisements, old time photos, bios of audio pioneers....and lots of microphone tech-pr0n photos. Beautiful. This guy knows more about this than I will probably ever know about Anything. This page explains why it was built...and I think it is a great example of why the web works as a brainfood potluck.
posted by th3ph17 (8 comments total)
Cooool, good link! Thanks!
posted by tomplus2 at 2:46 PM on April 19, 2004

Excellent site, thanks! Those old mikes are really works of art This company takes that retro-styling and updates it nicely.
posted by MrBaliHai at 3:01 PM on April 19, 2004

Got a special treat in the pages about KFI and its equipment, since I was there in the pre-Rush late '70s, answering the phones for talk shows and self-promoting myself into becoming the caller all the hosts loved to put on Hold. (No, I never met Earle C. Anthony, and yes, KFI was a 'Clear Channel' station decades before Clear Channel Corp.ever existed.)
posted by wendell at 3:30 PM on April 19, 2004

Unfortunately, the page misses the greatest mic ever built, the U-47. Your mileage may vary on that last claim.
posted by kurtosis at 4:27 PM on April 19, 2004

*cough* was linked from the U-87 page.
posted by th3ph17 at 4:32 PM on April 19, 2004

Bah, I didn't even look, I saw it missing from the contents page and assumed the worst. My fault.
posted by kurtosis at 4:38 PM on April 19, 2004


posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:43 PM on April 19, 2004

Unfortunately, the link is bandwidthed out. Some of my favorites include the water cooled microphone and this portable one made from a solid block of marble.
posted by Geo at 7:47 PM on April 19, 2004

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