From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: audio line specifications
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 17:41:40 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 18:42:32 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Watson 'Atto Parsec' Name
wrote (in ) about 'audio line specifications', on Sat, 7 Dec 2002:
>Hey, look. This was back in the toob (aka valve) days, when the tape
>recorder's microphone was a box the size of a carton of cigarettes, and
>the microphone cables were covered with cloth braid. I don't even think
>they had an idea of using PVC, the dielectric was probably rubber.
Well, they started like that, but crystal mic s were still around in the
early 60s, with PVC-insulated screened cables.
>Back in those days, every budding audiophile like myself had their heart
>set on getting a Shure or ElectroVoice cardioid microphone, so they
>could make a decent sounding recording. But those were way out of my
>budget. I couldn'e even afford the matching transformer.
In UK, we wanted STC 'ball and biscuit' omnis. We had to settle for
4021C ex-service, which STC would not repair.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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