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Microfiles: RCA Aeropressure MI-6207-G

Two of the coolest microphones in my collection are from the RCA MI-6207-G Aeropressure Series. What makes them unique is a “Paracoustic baffle,” a parabolic shaped piece of metal used to help convert them from omnidirectional to more directional. Read More

Microfiles: The Legendary “Buchanan Hammer”

My Baltimore-area high school theater was outfitted with the first quality PA system I ever worked with. It had JBL horns and cabinets in a center cluster, powered by Crown amplifiers, with a 6-channel TAPCO mixer in the sound… Read More

Microfiles: The Sound Rocket

The majority of old microphones in my collection are for display, largely because they’re, well, old. Some require repair, others need an unusual connector or cable assembly to function. But the AKG D202E is different. It’s not in my… Read More

Microfiles: A Smooth (Looking) Operator

If you were a musician in the 1970s or are a fan of vintage gear, the name Univox should be familiar. Merson Musical Products, a musical instrument division of Unicord Incorporated, made and marketed a wide range of products… Read More

Microfiles: A Garage Band Classic

While my first microphone was a model 99-45460 from Lafayette Radio Electronics (read about it here), many of the mics owned by my garage bandmates were from Radio Shack, usually the Realistic Highball-2. Some of you likely… Read More