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Vintage BBC AXBT microphone prop

 

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Stage prop based on the classic BBC AXBT ribbon mic 

An iconic vintage mic with adjustable mounting yoke. Can be supplied as an empty shell for or with an integral AKG C451EB/CK1 condenser capsule for practical use.
Available with a standard 3/8" thread mount for attaching to any regular microphone stand. Or available with a period style floor or table stand.

FEATURES
Reproduction of a vintage period microphone
Integral mounting yoke
Available as a shell or fully functioning theatrical prop,

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (AKG C451EB/CK1)
Transducer type . . . . . . . . . . . . Condenser
Operating principle . . . . . . . . . . Pre-polarised electret
Frequency response . . . . . . . . . 20 - 20,000 Hz
Filter switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 or 150Hz high pass
Po
lar pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cardioid
Nominal impedance. . . . . . . . .  low Ohms
Sensitivity. . . . . . . . . . . .
@1kHz: 0.95mV/ubar=9.5mV/Pa
                                               (-60.5dBV)

Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XLR3M
Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . 9-52V DC phantom power
Weight . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .460g (excluding stand)

HISTORY
The original A Type ribbon microphone was designed by the BBC in 1934 and manufactured as the AXBT for them by Marconi from 1936. Read the full history here.

The Goon Show: Monster Raving Loony: Joanna Brookes, Samuel James & Camilla Beeput.  Photograph by Steve Tanner

The Goon Show: Monster Raving Loony: Joanna Brookes, Samuel James & Camilla Beeput.  Photograph by Steve Tanner

Hire with confidence. Unsolicited Customer Quotes:

"The mics were invaluable, thanks so much! Incidentally, what were the rubber bits around the mics to fit them in the hole of the prop case? They were brilliant. Is that a standard bit of kit or something made?
I was amused to find a review of the show linked to on a microphone collector website. They obviously have a search term directed towards them as I think it was the Edinburgh News review that mentioned the "two vintage microphones" on stage. I've already passed your details on to a stage manager friend who always likes to know of useful prop contacts! Thanks again for your help, and I may well come knocking at your door again." R Maltby, Production & Company Stage Manager, The Missing Hancocks - Live (01/09/2015)

"Hi, our show went very well and the microphone, stand and cables are packed and waiting for collection in our reception. Thank you for providing us with what turned out to be a very effective contribution to our show" C. Woods, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (28/06/2013)

"All arrived OK. Thank you for your telephone instructions - very helpful" S Robertson (02/07/2013)

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