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GRAMPIAN TYPE MCR MICROPHONE, 1930's
Early Moving Coil Microphone used with Public Address systems.
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- I have one of these and was surprised to see one in an air museum wired to a Bomber Command transmitter used in WWII.
Not sure if this was a genuine alliance?
However I have regularly seen them on films of that era used as a PA mike and even used by singers of big bands.
Unfortunately on TV dramas I've seen them used round the other way, being spoken into from the back; shame on the sound man!
.......... Mike Goodall, Cambridgeshire, UK, 11th of November 2010
- I have one of these and although the device appears rudimentary, the design of a cone shaped receptor, attached to the coil, is mounted so that it sits between the front apperture and the side appertures. This makes the microphone behave as a velocity microphone and is quite directional.
.......... Iain Mitchell, Aberdeen, 22nd of March 2009