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    The RCA Ribbon MI-3043 (a/k/a Type KU-2A, "Skunk") is a vintage Microphone manufactured in 1944. It was considered one of the highest quality professional studio RCA microphones of it's era. The characteristic white strip on the back side of the windscreen won it the moniker "skunk". For a complete discussion of this mike please look here.

    The KU-2A was tested using alligator clamps (as I do not have a Cannon to USB cable) and the output is excellent. The OEM shock mount is included

    as is the original cable assembly. The cosmetic condition of this mike is excellent. It has not been blown into nor has it been subjected to phantom power in my possession. I purchased the "skunk" from a vendor in the UK. I also bought a box of accessories which included the OEM shock mount (included) and some other mounting equipment. The latter items are being auctioned separately and concurrently.

    Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny and most of the Looney Tune characters, favored the "skunk".

    Curiously, he was also the voice of Pepe Le Pew, the amorous cartoon skunk:



    The condition of this item is:

      Tested Functioning Restored Physical Restored Electrical Silk Damaged Rusted Threads Worn Cable Bad / 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


    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 Ribbon/Velocity

** means negative (NOT / NO / hasn't been)
       means positive (yes / is / has been)

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      The only postal option offered is the United States Postal Service, Priority or Express mail.   Insurance is highly recommended.  I will assist you on any needed. insurance claims but I cannot be responsible for lost or damaged uninsured items.

      International postage will likewise be provided solely by the USPS but surface mail options are not provided as the delay in delivery often results in disputes and anxiety on both ends. (International buyers note if the packed weight exceeds 4 pounds, Global Priority Mail is not an option. Also, for all international orders, the buyer must supply a phone number for the customs form)

      I pack in a paranoid fashion, double boxed, bubble wrapped and often styrofoamed with shredded papered. The item is usually in a separate plastic bag as well.


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