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    This Tannoy Vintage Ribbon Microphone British circa 1939 is a rare, novel instrument. It was purchased from a vendor in the UK. I have searched high and low and I have nothing regarding specifications of this mike. It was tested using alligator clips as the connector appears to be a proprietary 4 pin assembly. It functions well with a crisp, silky feels and a strong output through my guitar amp without a microphone pre-amp. The ribbon is intact and it was opened in a dust free area. The mic has not been blown into nor has it been subjected to phantom power.  Cosmetically, it is in excellent condition with a few scratches in the paint owing to it being almost 70 years of age.

    The TANNOY Organisation was originally founded in 1926. The company was renowned for innovative and ingenious electrical and radio designs. Tannoy "also devised a patent electrolytic rectifier using a Tantalum Alloy and from the combination of these words the present world renowned trade mark 'TANNOY' was derived."



    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


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    The specfications of this item are:

      Figure Eight Ribbon/Velocity

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