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Electro-Voice Carbon Button Microphone (AKA “The Staff of Ra”)

This 1920’s era Electro-Voice ring-mount carbon microphone looks a lot like the classic model 100-D, though it is not marked on the body as I have seen in other photos online.  Anyone know exactly what it is?  I’ve been calling it “The Staff of Ra” — with the stand it weighs almost 20 pounds, and when I move it around (especially in the kids’ messy playroom) I feel like I’m about to pinpoint the location of the Well of Souls.  But that’s just because I love Raiders of the Lost Ark, and has nothing to do with the microphone.

Update: this item sold on eBay for $389.00

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Posted by on September 16, 2013 in eBay, Electro-Voice, movies

 

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Electro-Voice Model 655

The candlestick style of the Electro-Voice model 655 was popular among broadcasters in front of the camera.  You can almost see Bob Barker using one to host The Price Is Right, though I believe he used a Sennheiser.  The item shown below sold on eBay for $104.06.

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in eBay, Electro-Voice, microphones

 

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Electro-Voice Cardyne II, Model 731

This microphone is a beast!  Seriously, you could really hurt someone with this thing.  Shure wasn’t the only  manufacturer to play with this element housing style — the Electro-Voice 731 “Cardyne II” (and the earlier 726 “Cardyne I”) were popular for recording and public address in the 1950’s and 60’s.  They were dynamic microphones which used a cardioid directional pickup pattern, hence the name “Cardyne.”  The item shown below is currently available recently sold on eBay for $192.50.

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Posted by on January 29, 2012 in eBay, Electro-Voice

 

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Electro-Voice Model V-1

In the early 1940’s, Electro-Voice introduced the “V Series” of rugged velocity microphones, sometimes referred to as “pressure gradient” mics.  Designed for public address and communications, the V-1 became a popular radio broadcast microphone.  As with all Electro-Voice velocity mics, the frame and internal mounting structure of the V-1 is a single die cast piece, rendering it particularly resistant to damage from bumps and mechanical shock.  The item shown below recently sold on eBay for $210.50.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2012 in eBay, Electro-Voice, microphones

 

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Electro-Voice Model RE-16

When I came across this microphone, I figured the only thing of value was the original metal box.  Little did I know that the Electro-Voice RE-16 is a highly coveted and classic microphone for collectors.  Even though this item is dented, rusty, and covered in duct tape, it recently sold on eBay for $78.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in eBay, Electro-Voice, microphones

 

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