People know us for our giant inventory of well maintained, state-of-the-art sound gear, but not everyone knows that our President, Les Harrison, is an avid collector of vintage microphones.
I have had a long fascination with microphones and over the last 35 years have been fortunate to acquire quite a few that interest me. Before the rapid advance of digital recording many customers thought it was great that I was saving and restoring these old mics but had little interest in the mics themselves. In recent years the audio community has come to appreciate and covet many of the old tools and techniques and now these ‘old’ pieces have achieved some measure of respect and are now deemed ‘vintage’. As many of our visitors already know I have paid particular attention to ribbon mics so they are well represented in my collection. Many pieces in the collection have been seen and heard on movies, television, radio and records because somebody wanted 'the look' or 'the sound' of a real mic and not just a prop. I kind of like that! Then again, there are always calls for props and we are often able to help them. Anyway, I intend to post more photos here as time permits so check back now and then.