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The Altec 683B is a Vintage Microphone of the mid-1960s. It is dynamic and a moving coil having a cardioid directional pattern. The diaphragm is made of Mylar polyester "which provides a smooth uniform response and extreme ruggedness and durability". This is one solid mike and one could probably hammer nails with it and not effect it's stellar performance ;) It is shock and blast resistent and tolerates extremes of temperature and humidity. The mike was designed for "Telecasting, Broadcasting, Recording, Paging and Public Address Systems. The frequency response is fairly flat and it tolerates sound pressure levels well beyond human tolerance.

This mic comes in its original wooden case with a shielded XLR cable and fits a standard stand. The finish is pristine and the mike is mint. It functions well with a bright sound. It seems ideal for miking guitar cabs or for vocals. It comes with its original paper work as well.


The stand is not included



    The condition of this item is:

      Tested Functioning Restored Physical Restored Electrical Rusted Threads Worn Cable Bad / Absent Screws Missing Dent Scratch Crack Been Dropped Smoke Free Element Intact Mint Sounds Great   Logo intact Very Rare Vintage


    The accessories for this item are:

      Original Case Power Supply Original Papers Stand Included Wind Screen Tuschel XLR OEM Cable Set Original Box OEM Boom Mount OEM Stand Inc OEM Shock Mount OEM Lanyard


    The specfications of this item are:

      Cardioid Dynamic

      Frequency: 45-15000 cycles
      Impedance: 150/250 ohms
      Maximum Sound Pressure Level: -120 db
      Weight and Height: 11 oz; 1.5x7.25 inches
      Capsule: Dynamic, Moving-Coil, Mylar Diaphragm
      Year Manufactured: 1965
      Sensitivity: 20 db


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