Saturday, June 10, 2006
Electrovoice V1a ribbon microphone
Here's an EV V1a ribbon mic sitting in front of some nice Collins gear. We have a complete set of measurements of its performance, and we spent a day looking at the internals of this model, cleaning, fixing and reribboning, and getting it to operate.
I'll get right to the point and tell you that if you are looking for a recording ribbon this is probably (I'm certain) not what you want. However, it is a very handsome design, like a scaled-down RCA 44 sort of look, rendered in pot metal castings. I see these on ebay quite frequently.
Anyway nice to look at. If I find another I may make a new motor for it.
Here is an exploded view of th innards!
Posted by Bob Crowley at 2:19 PM