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AKG C24 Stereo Mic #974 (Vintage) – No Longer Available

Classic large diaphragm stereo microphone

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.


History

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
Package Contents PSU (original), Microphone box (after-market), Mic-PSU cable, Mic swivel mount (original)
Tube or Solid State Tube
Tube Type 6072
Capsule Type ck12
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Variable-Pattern
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required N/A
Frequency Range n/a

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