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Savage M vintage carbon microphone with spring suspension mount

 

Vintage carbon microphone

ORIGINAL 1930s MICROPHONE 

An iconic vintage mic with bakelite body. Spring mounted in a steel frame mount with a standard 3/8" thread mount for attaching to any standard microphone mount.

FEATURES
Genuine period microphone housing
Integral sprung suspension mount
Fully-functioning theatrical prop
Modern condenser capsule

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ELEMENT Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
POLAR PATTERN Omnidirectional
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30-20,000 Hz
LOW-FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF 150 Hz, 6 dB/octave
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY – 46 dB (5.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa*
IMPEDANCE 200 ohms
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 130 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
DYNAMIC RANGE (TYPICAL) 95 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 65 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa*
BATTERY TYPE Use only "leakproof" AA/UM3 1.5V battery
BATTERY CURRENT 1 mA typical
BATTERY LIFE 1000 hours (alkaline battery)
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 5-52V DC, 2 mA typical
SWITCH Off, on-flat, on-roll-off (battery) On-flat
WEIGHT (LESS CABLE AND ACCESSORIES)
MICROPHONE 2.5 grams
POWER MODULE 147 grams
DIMENSIONS MICROPHONE 20.5 mm long, 10.0 mm diameter
POWER MODULE 83.0 mm H x 63.0 mm W x 22.0 mm D, not including clip
OUTPUT CONNECTOR integral 3-pin XLRM-type (POWER MODULE)


Weight . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .  460g (excluding stand)
Dimensions (mm) . . . . . . . . . . .165 dia x 193(h) x 42(d)


HISTORY
This mic is believed to have been made in the 1930s by W. Bryan Savage Ltd of London. Originally a carbon granule microphone, this unit is now fitted with a modern condenser capsule.


 

 

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