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Philips 9559 Ribbon Microphone
Here’s a very rare Philips 9559 ribbon from the early 1950’s. After the success of the RCA 44, microphone companies in different areas of the world made their own versions of larger ribbon microphones. For the French it was the Melodium 42B; for the Dutch it was this Philips 9559. They didn’t make many of this model as it was the top of the line and very expensive to make. Only a few made their way overseas to the USA! This microphone is big and heavy with a nice deep sound. It has been restored, which included removing a resistor used to lessen the proximity effect (for broadcasting). It now has its full bass, and would work well in all of the same applications as the RCA 44. This one is currently wired up for 200 ohms, but could easily be switched to 500 if desired. The base also has a threaded hole which will come with an adapter to a standard stand. This is an incredibly rare ribbon microphone that you likely won’t see for sale again! At roughly half of the price of today’s current prices on RCA 44’s, this is a great option. Grab this Philips 9559 ribbon today! Click here to listen to this microphone.
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