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    This Astatic 600-S Conneaut Vintage Microphone was manufacturered in 1946 and it was produced for less than 1 year. It combines features of the Machine Age and Art Deco genre and I believe that is the first microphone to combine plastic and metal in design.  It is a beloved crystal mike for harpists and possesses an omni capsule with "semidirectionality" . It is called the Conneaut because it was manufactured in the new Astatic factory in Conneaut, Ohio (originally in Youngstown, OH). It has also been called the "rocket" microphone for obvious reasons. At least 3 versions of the 600 exist to my knowledge. There is a model 600, a 600-S (this one with the On/Off switch) and the G-600 which was for push-talk stands. The 600 series with the plastic grill were discontinued quickly and replaced with the 600 series with the metal grill (also called the 1223).  Astatic did this probably because the plastic was quite fragile and tended to break easily. This is also why intact plastic/metal model mics of this vintage are quite rare.

    You will note that the 600-S offered for auction is in good condition and functional. The plastic is cracked and broken in 3 areas (see below). It still displays nicely. There is some mild pitting. The stand is included, if desired. There is no cable.



    The condition of this item is:

      Tested Functioning Restored Physical Restored Electrical Silk Damaged Rusted Threads Worn Cable Absent Screws Missing Dent*Scratch*Crack Been Dropped Smoke Free NOS Element Intact Mint Self Noise High Sounds Great Used on Drums Logo intact Very Rare Vintage    Two of the plastic fins are broken off.

    The accessories for this item are:

      Stand Included


    The specfications of this item are:

      Omni Crystal-Piezo

      Frequency: 30-10000
      Impedance: 100,000 ohms
      Maximum Sound Pressure Level:
      Capsule: Crystal Semi-directional
      Year Manufactured: 1946
      Sensitivity: 52db


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