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Old 12-16-2002, 02:46 PM
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I was looking iin my basement and found these mic's

They are French made and go by the name Melodium

I have 3 76 a models and one 78 a

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Does any of you know a bit more about them? Are they any good? Do they carry any value?

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Old 12-16-2002, 04:10 PM
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I've never heard of them, but if they had a significant value on the vintage market, I probably would have.

They look like dynamics from the 1960's. That's my guess anyway. What type of connectors are on them - are they balanced (XLR) or the twist on unbalanced F20 (Amphenol) type or a multi-pin (4) Amphenols?
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Old 12-16-2002, 04:52 PM
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balanced 3 pin din connectors with a screw on ring. I can connect it to the midi-in on the back of the digi001 if i want to.... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

I have made a cable so i can plug them into an XLR-connector....and that works great...
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Old 12-16-2002, 06:06 PM
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That's probably an Amphenol connector too. So here's the big question - how do they SOUND? [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

BTW, if you're looking for mic cables and connectors, check out this site:

http://www.oaktreeent.com/microphones.htm
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Old 12-16-2002, 11:31 PM
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Thanks!

Oh....o long long time ago, i gave one of these mic's a go and tried on on acoustic guitar. Altough they are quite sensitive to sound from other directions, it sounded great and clear...but all this is from memory...
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Old 12-17-2002, 12:16 AM
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the melodium 76a was a broadcast microphone. the first one in the picture was mounted to a small type gooseneck desk top mic.
the other two were hand held broadcast as well.

not sure about the 78a but I believe these mics were around the late 1940's early 1950's. i would imagine they would be worth something to someone. wonder if theres an auction house or vintage audio mart that could pinpoint dates, models and worth

I'll keep my eyes open...good luck
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Old 12-17-2002, 03:25 AM
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Astonishing well-informed folks here.

My respect to you.

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Old 12-17-2002, 05:53 AM
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IMPRESSIVE!!! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 12-17-2002, 08:37 AM
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indeed...thanx for the info....
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Old 12-17-2002, 09:44 AM
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Wish I could find vintage mics while diggin around in my basement !

Can I live at your house ?

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