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Altec 175 Tube Microphone System

Altec 175 Tube Microphone System

Brand: Altec

Regular price £1,800.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £1,800.00 GBP
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Product Description

Altec 175 Vintage Microphone System for sale (second of 2 currently listed, plus we have a 165 System: see all our microphones).

Information from the seller:

Though originally intended as a lapel microphone for talk television broadcasting, these microphones sound uniquely bad on the human voice. Favoured by many engineers for acoustic sources, these vintage valve/tube microphones excel where detail and clarity are needed. An Albini go-to on snare drum due to their small profile and relatively low output. From the electrical audio site:

"Excellent snare drum mic. Also good for close mic on acoustic string instruments like banjo, guitar, mandolin. Can take very high signal level. Some system noise may make it unsuitable for very quiet recordings."
Features a coveted 15095A transformer on the microphone output that was an optional factory upgrade in the original systems.

This unit was serviced by Thump NYC including a full recap, a modernized silicon DC heater, new power, and output cables.


This item is located in the USA. The listing excludes tax, which may be payable depending on your location. If you have any questions, please get in touch and we will do our best to help.

SHIPPING: Worldwide shipping available. Brokerage sale so shipping is arranged between the buyer and seller direct (but we can usually help with access to trusted couriers etc). If you need an estimate then get in touch.

Brokerage Sale Information:

Brokerage sale on behalf of a client. If you have gear that you want us to look at selling on your behalf then please look at our Commission & Consignment page for more information and get in touch to discuss your requirements.

This item is located with our trusted techs in NYC. We only sell items by brokerage with trusted clients who understand their gear. That said, it is the buyer's responsibility to confirm details provided in the listing by the seller are to their satisfaction - if you have any questions at all please let us know before we arrange shipping.

As a brokerage sale, payment will be made to us but will be held in escrow for the seller until the buyer confirms satisfactory receipt of the item. The buyer has 14 days from receipt to raise any concerns, after which we will release funds to the seller. Full terms available on request.


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Brokerage item - see detailed description for more information on tax status of this sale.

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