My Rare 1930s Siemens Ribbon Microphone Bursts into Life!

Today I finished re-ribboning  my giant 1930s  Siemens Ribbon Mic (see previous posts)  and it burst into life for the first time in at least 40 years.  Here is a very short clip of it’s first words! So pleased with my handiwork, as I never really thought I would manage to get it working! Aluminium foil 2 microns thick is a real pig to work with!!

Will post some proper recordings with this mic quite soon.

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2 responses to “My Rare 1930s Siemens Ribbon Microphone Bursts into Life!

  1. Hi Martin – very nice site. I have just bought two of these Nakamichis, CM100s, and they seem very nice. I’m using one for vocals but think of using them as a pair of ambient mics. Thanks for the battery contact ! Regards, Robert

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