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ORIGINAL GPO TE29/235 1930s MIC 

An iconic vintage mic with chrome body. Elastic mounted in a steel frame mount and short table stand with chrome base (shown left). Can also be supplied with a period style 128cm (4' 2") floor stand or a standard 3/8" thread mount for attaching to any standard microphone mount.

FEATURES
Genuine period microphone housing
Integral table base / suspension mount
Fully functioning theatrical prop, as seen on BBC's 1930's based drama "Upstairs Downstairs"

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Transducer type . . . . . . . . . . . . Condenser
Operating principle . . . . . . . . . Pre-polarised electret
Frequency response . . . . . . . . . 30 - 20,000 Hz
Filter switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80Hz high pass
Po
lar pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cardioid
Nominal impedance. . . . . . . . . 250 Ohms
Sensitivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -39dB 3dB @ 1kHz
Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XLR3M on 2.4m fixed lead
Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . 11-52V DC phantom power
Weight . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .  460g (excluding stand)

HISTORY
This mic is believed to have been made in the 1930s. Originally a carbon granule microphone, this unit has been stripped out and now features a modern cardioid condenser capsule.

GPO TE29 original period microphone in All Star Productions musical "Piaf", London, 2011. Photo courtesy of altphoto.net
Shown here in the All Star Productions stage musical "Piaf" in London, Nov 2011.
Photo courtesy of altphoto.net
 

Paloma Faith video for "Never Tear Us Apart" with GPO TE29 vintage microphone supplied by GB Audio. Photos courtesy of PalomaFaithVevo Paloma Faith video for "Never Tear Us Apart" with GPO TE29 vintage microphone supplied by GB Audio. Photos courtesy of PalomaFaithVevo Paloma Faith video for "Never Tear Us Apart" with GPO TE29 vintage microphone supplied by GB Audio. Photos courtesy of PalomaFaithVevo Paloma Faith video for "Never Tear Us Apart" with GPO TE29 vintage microphone supplied by GB Audio. Photos courtesy of PalomaFaithVevo Paloma Faith video for "Never Tear Us Apart" with GPO TE29 vintage microphone supplied by GB Audio. Photos courtesy of PalomaFaithVevo
Photos courtesy of PalomaFaithVevo video for "Never Tear us Apart", Oct 2012.

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"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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