Tuesday, October 20, 2009

World's first vacuum tube ribbon mic - pre WWII

I've scanned in and posted an excerpt from Electronics Magazine of this fascinating article about early ribbon microphones using phantom power and with tube amps on board.  Julius Weinberger  was a well known writer in various hi tech magazines of the day, and this particular gem caught my eye recently.

This article is 75 years old!  It is amazing that nearly all of the advancements in ribbon microphone technology were demonstrated that far back.  The only fundamental aspect that has changed is the ribbon - and the elimination of "foils". And that occurred in 2007.


Chris Regan said...

Great find!

Anonymous said...

Bob, thanks for finding these things and sharing them with us.

Lynn Fuston