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AKG C24 Stereo Mic #974 (Vintage)

Classic large diaphragm stereo microphone

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  • Product Description

    Excellent example of this mic. Comes with new Wunder mic case, original reskinned CK12 capsules, original cables and swivel mount with XY / MS selector, and original AKG N24S psu.


    In 1976, Sheffield Lab and their founder Doug Sax, (of Mastering Lab fame), made a retro-revolutionary recording of Harry James and his Big Band, using a single AKG C-24 stereo tube microphone. The resulting audiophile LP, "The King James Version", was a throwback to the days when a performer had to cut their music ‘live’, directly to a wax cylinder. It was only one of many releases by Sheffield Lab, but it was one of the most unusual.

    Setting up the band in a chapel down the road from the lab, the Sheffield team recorded the big band ‘direct to disc’. The signal went from the AKG C-24 stereo mic, through a small mixer, then straight through 600 feet of cable to a cutting lathe in the lab, to make a vinyl pressing master. Nothing else got in the way of the signal path. The results were nothing less than amazing.

    Using such a large ensemble to make a truly live record was a daring experiment, a testimony to the faith that Sheffield had in the performers. Using the AKG C-24 stereo microphone to capture the sound was not daring at all, but it was a testament to the faith that Sheffield had in the abilities of this legendary microphone.

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    Condition Used / Vintage
    Package Contents Microphone box (after-market), Mic-PSU cable, Mic swivel mount (original), PSU (original)
    Polar Pattern Omni-Directional
    Mic Mount Included Yes
    Mic Mount Type Swivel
    Phantom Required N/A
    Mic Pad No
    Frequency Range n/a
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