Sunday, January 14, 2007

Lenin's Lomo On Display at Coral Sound

Zoom in on this incredible Lomo microphone straight from the Sputnik Museum. Well, not really Sputnik, but from Coral Sound that has this great site of Lomo images here.

This mic is marked "LENIN" in cyrillic.
Click on the image to see it up close

All Hail Marx and Lennon was the apparent subtitle of Firesign Theatre's album "How can you be in two places at once when you're not anywhere at all". It showed Groucho Marx and John Lennon with cyrillic lettering. The upside down V is pronounced like an L. The H is like an I and the reversed N is like a "nEEE" Got it? P is like R and C sounds like S. On every city street in Russia you see signs saying "Pectopah". Hint: PECTOPAH is a place to eat.

Coral Sound is at and apparently took this image and all the others. They have an incredible microphone collection and a lot of vintage gear which you should look at on their very interesting website.


Aiden said...

The capsule design of the Lomo mic looks very similar to the Danish Brüel & Kjær (DPA) capsules. Do the designs have something in common?

Bob Crowley said...


I don't know. The Lomo engineers would have had easy access to the B&K mics during the 50's and 60's.