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Writing About Audio Gear

One of my hobbies is restoring old audio gear. Here are the stories of a few of the (mostly discarded) pieces of ancient junk…erm, I mean, precious artifacts I’ve patched up and sent on their way.

Posts tagged vintage tube microphone
Restoring the Elusive Sony C-57

It’s rare that a fixit job makes me feel like a rock star, but this one made me feel invincible, at least for about an hour or so. A friend—and occasional client—brought in a pair of beautiful Sony C-57 tube mics for rehabilitation. As far as I can glean, they use some of the same components as their highly regarded C-37A, but in a slim sculpted housing reminiscent of the Shure 300 series of the mid-50s.

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