Vintage Altec / Western Electric 660A Low Impedance Dynamic Mic * IN STOCK *
Omni Pattern, 30 Ohm Transformerless, w/Cathedral Transformer Adapter
Up for sale is a vintage 1950s Western Electric / Altec 660A dynamic mic in good condition. This Salt Shaker mic was designed for omni response in the vertical position, and it gains some cardioid properties as you tilt it to the horizontal. These mics were designed for preamps that are no longer made, as 30 Ohm transformerless mics are not optimized with modern preamps. However, this mic includes a 20/30 Ohm to 600 Ohm output transformer adapter, containing a Shure transformer coupled with a 600 Ohm output, giving the mic additional gain and a fuller tone when used with modern preamps.
These vintage Western Electric / Altec dynamic mics are a lot of fun to own and use, as they are quite often useful for several things, and don't cost too much money. This model also has a wonderful industrial design that might be inspirational in itself. The mic is hefty, and built like a tank. Comes with the original swivel mount, a new hardwired mic cable, and the Cathedral 20-600 Ohm transformer adapter.
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