old real to real mics

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old real to real mics

Postby eline » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:14 am

Has anybody every experimented with those small mics that were originally used for the old real to real tape players? I came across two of them at a garage sale, and once I switched out the jack it made for an easy to cup and handle mic. They look as though they are from the late 60's or early 70's. The only thing was that it seems a little powerful compared to my JT-30, so I have to turn down my settings. What are these mic made of. There is nothing really on the mic that tells me anything aobut it. Can anybody tell me what it's comparable to, and what kind of experiece they may have wtih them?

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Postby ricochet » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:16 pm

I think a lot of those were ceramic mics.
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Postby dblues » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:25 pm

Electret condenser I believe.
By the way that should be spelled "reel"
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Postby ricochet » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:48 pm

An electret mic will only work with a voltage source, either "phantom power" from the amp or an internal battery.
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Postby eline » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:00 pm

My bad, "reel to reel"
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