Thursday, July 12, 2007

Shure 330 Supercardioid Ribbon Microphone

Isn't this interesting! A Shure model 330 Ribbon mic, (here is a link to a pdf of the data sheet) same as the SM33 used on Johnny Carson's desk that eventually sold for about $30,000 at auction, but in a cool jazz blue color scheme. The 330 uses a very small ribbon, comes with a concussion (or percussion) filter which is conically shaped, and has switchable impedance and selectable bass roll off, plus, one of those neat knuckles made of die-cast potmetal that houses the reactor and the XLR connector.

Hmmm. Intriguing. What's up with this thing? From our Custom Shop. Supercardioid!!


craig said...

Was Johnny wearing a lead lined suit all those years?
But seriously folks.
I would like to see what that conically shaped filter looks like.

Bob Crowley said...

Check out
for a cross section view of that type of blast protecting device. With advanced ribbon materials, this is no longer necessary.