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AKG C24 #1238 (Vintage) – No Longer Available

Classic large diaphragm stereo microphone system

Product Description

Nice clean example of this mic, with new brass ring capsules. Comes with original cable & swivel mount, AKG N-24S PSU with built-in pattern switching, and newer BLUE wooden mic case.

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.

Product Specifications

Condition Used / Vintage
Tube or Solid State Tube
Capsule Type ck12's
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Variable-Pattern
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required No
Frequency Range n/a

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