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The Les F. Harrison Microphone Collection

Boasting over 500 pieces, the Les F. Harrison Microphone Collection features many rare and interesting mics spanning the entire history of the technology. Everything from the earliest carbon microphones to the most modern occurrences are included. The collection's strong emphasis of RCA microphones from 1930 - 1960 offers a broad and inclusive look into one of the era's most prolific manufacturers and their innovative and pioneering designs.

"I have had a long fascination with microphones and over the last 45 years have been fortunate to acquire quite a few that interest me. Before the rapid advance of digital recording many customers thought it was great that I was saving and restoring these old mics but had little interest in the mics themselves. In recent years the audio community has come to appreciate and covet many of the old tools and techniques and now these ‘old’ pieces have achieved some measure of respect and are now deemed ‘vintage’. As many of our visitors already know I have paid particular attention to ribbon mics so they are well represented in my collection. Many pieces in the collection have been seen and heard on movies, television, radio and records because somebody wanted 'the look' or 'the sound' of a real mic and not just a prop. Then again, there are always calls for non-functional prop pieces and we keep some of those around as well. Please enjoy these images and then maybe take a look at our Youtube channel "hollywoodsoundcom" where we will post some clips so you can also hear some of these microphones. - Les

ABC switchable pad.jpg
ABC, ESPN, KTLA, NBC, KCOP microphone flags.JPG
AEA R84 bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
AEG M7 Reisz carbon microphone.JPG
AKG C12VR multi-pattern condenser microphone.JPG
AKG C34 multi-pattern stereo condenser microphone.JPG
AKG C414 multi-pattern condenser microphone with metal shockmount & windscreen .JPG
AKG C426BULS multi-pattern Stereo Condenser microphone.JPG
AKG C451EB cardioid condenser microphone.JPG
AKG C-451EB  on VR-1  CK-1 cardioid condenser microphone.JPG
AKG C451with CK5 cardioid condenser microphone on VR-2 extension.JPG
AKG C451/CK9 shotgun condenser microphone.JPG
AKG C460BULS condenser,  AKG C451EB , condenser, AKG/NORELCO C60 tube condenser, ALTEC/AKG 195A condenser removable capsule microphones
AKG D58 dynamic cardioid microphone .JPG
AKG D112 cardioid dynamic microphone.JPG
AKG D224E dynamic microphone.JPG
AKG / NORELCO C60 tube condenser microphone with power supply.JPG
ALTEC 195A/29B cardioid condenser microphone.JPG
ALTEC 632C dynamic omni-directional microphone.JPG
ALTEC 660 omni-directional microphone.JPG
ALTEC 670B bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
ALTEC "Lipstick" tube condenser mic with 21D capsule.JPG
ALTEC "Lipstick" tube condenser microphone#2.JPG
ALTEC "M11A" system, 150 base & 21B microphone tube condenser .JPG
AMERICAN D8-T omni-directional dynamic microphone.JPG
AMERICAN D22 omni-directional dynamic microphone #1.JPG
AMERICAN D44 dynamic microphoneJPG.JPG
AMERICAN D-501.JPG
AMERICAN DR330 ribbon/dynamic cardioid microphone #4.JPG
AMERICAN "EL"  double-button carbon microphone.JPG
AMERICAN VR-2 microphone.JPG
AMERICAN "SJ" single button carbon microphone.JPG
AMPERITE RAH bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
AMPERITE RBHK bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
ASTATIC  JT-30 microphone.JPG
ASTATIC JT-30 microphone.JPG
ASTATIC M350 omni crystal microphone.JPG
ASTATIC 335 Ceramic omni-directional microphone.JPG
BANG & OLUFSEN 50, ROYER R-122 active. & ROYER R-121 bi-directional ribbon microphones.JPG
BANG & OLUFSEN 200 stereo bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
BANG & OLUFSEN / FENTONE model 50 bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
BEYER M130 bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
BEYER M160 hypercardioid ribbon microphone.JPG
BEYER M420 dynamic microphone.JPG
BEYER MC833 M/S & X-Y stereo microphone (3 capsules).JPG
BRUSH crystal microphone.JPG
BRUSH "Acousticel"  BA-106 omni crystal microphone.JPG
BRUSH "Hushtone" crystal microphone.JPG
CAMBRIDGE C3 active bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
COLES 4038 bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
COLES 4104 "Lip-Mic" hypercardioid ribbon microphone.JPG
COLLINS 12Z "remote amplifier" tube mixer.JPG
CONNECTICUT MICROPHONE CO.carbon microphone.JPG
CROWN SASS-P stereo condenser PZM boundary microphone.JPG
EDCOR / ELECTRO-VOICE wireless receiver, transmitter & dynamic omni microphone with lavalier.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE  omni-directional dynamic lavalier microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 606 Cardyne II differential dynamic microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 619 ceramic microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 621H dynamic omni-directional microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 630 dynamic omni-directional microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 635A dynamic omni-directional microphone..JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 636 "Slimair" dynamic omni-directional microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 642 "Cardiline" directional dynamic microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 644 "Soundspot"  dynamic directional microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 648 dynamic omni-directional  microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 646 non-directional dynamic lavalier microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 649B miniature omni-directional  dynamic lavalier microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 654 dynamic omni-directional microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 655C "Slim Trim" dynamic omni-directional microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 664 cardioid dynamic microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 664 dynamic cardioid microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 666 dynamic cardioid "Variable-D" microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 666R "Variable-D", "rising response" dynamic cardioid microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 674 "Continuously Variable-D" dynamic microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 725 "Cardak I" dynamic poly-directional microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 726 "Cardyne I" dynamic uni-directional microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 731 "Cardyne II" dynamic uni-directional microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 910 crystal microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 920 "spherex" omnidirectional crystal microphone .JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE 924 crystal omni-directional lavalier microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE CO85 omni-directional electret condenser "tie-tac" microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE RE50 omni-directional dynamic microphone.JPG
ELECTRO-VOICE V-3 bi-directional ribbon mic.JPG
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FOSTEX ribbon shotgun microphone.JPG
KENT DM-13 microphone.JPG
MBHO "Jecklin" stereo disc with dual AKG C460ULS  CK62 condenser omni-directional microphones.JPG
MGM  Kellogg tube condenser omni-directional microphone.JPG
MGM "the bomb" omni-directional microphone.jpg
MGM -Western Electric tube condenser omni-directional microphone inside2.JPG
MGM -Western Electric tube condenser omni-directional microphone.JPG
MGM / CHURCH "Cinemike" U47 tube condenser microphone .JPG
MGM  "The Bomb" Western Electric 394 tube condenser omni-directional microphone.JPG
MGM / Western Electric 640AA tube condenser omni-directional microphone.inside.JPG
MGM / Western Electric 640AA tube condenser omni-directional microphone.JPG
Western Electric "Chau-Phone".JPG
NAGRA III professional tape recorder.JPG
NEUMANN CMV563 / M7 tube condenser cardioid microphone.JPG
NEUMANN KM56 multi-pattern tube condenser omni microphone (side).JPG
NEUMANN KM64 cardioid tube condenser cardioid microphone.JPG
NEUMANN KM84i cardioid condenser microphone.JPG
NEUMANN KM88i multi-pattern condenser microphone (side).JPG
NEUMANN KU100A  "Fritz" binaural stereo condenser mic.JPG
NEUMANN M7 cardioid condenser microphone capsule.JPG
PHILLIPS EL6040 non-directional dynamic microphone.JPG
RCA - HARRY OLSON experimental microphone (J.T. Mullin, now Paquette collection).jpg
RCA - HARRY OLSON experimental microphone .2(J.T. Mullin, now Paquette collection).jpg
RCA - HARRY OLSON "high sensitivity" experimental ribbon microphone.jpg
RCA - HARRY OLSON "Extended range velocity lab standard" bi-directional ribbon microphone.2(J.T. Mullin, now Paquette collection)
RCA - HARRY OLSON "extended range" experimental microphone .2(J.T. Mullin, now Paquette collection).3.jpg
RCA - HARRY OLSON  "extended range" experimental microphone .4(J.T. Mullin, now Paquette collection).4.jpg
RCA - HARRY OLSON "Extended range velocity lab standard" bi-directional ribbon microphone.jpg
RCA 4A MI-4020 tube condenser microphone.JPG
RCA 77A. 74A & 44A ribbon microphones.JPG
RCA 44-A MI-4025 ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
RCA 44-B MI-4026-A ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
RCA 44-BX ribbon bi-directional microphone with WNBC flag.JPG
RCA 44-BX ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
RCA 44-BX velocity ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
RCA 50-A MI-4030D omni-directional microphone.JPG
RCA 50-A MI-600854-1 omni-directional dynamic microphone.JPG
RCA 74-A MI-4035 velocity ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
RCA 74-B MI-4036-K "Junior Velocity" ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
RCA 77-A MI-3025-A Uni-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
RCA 77-B  MI-4042 uni-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
RCA 77-B  & 77-B1  uni-directional ribbon microphones.JPG
RCA 77-B1 "U.S. ARMY" MI-2199 unidirectional ribbon microphone (front).JPG
RCA 77-B1 "U.S. ARMY" MI-2199 unidirectional ribbon microphone (rear).JPG
RCA 77-C MI-4042A "combination" switchable multi-pattern ribbon microphone.JPG
RCA 77-D MI-4045 poly-directional ribbon microphone .JPG
RCA 77-DX MI-4045-F poly-directional ribbon microphone (rear).JPG
RCA 77-DX MI-4045-F poly-directional ribbon microphone original box.JPG
RCA 77-DX MI-4045-F poly-directional ribbon microphone with original box.JPG
RCA 77-DX MI-4045-F poly-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
RCA 77-DX MI-11006C (TV gray) poly-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
RCA 88-A MI-4048 omni-directional dynamic microphone.JPG
RCA 88A MI-4048 omni-directional dynamic microphone2.JPG
RCA 88-A omni-directional dynamic microphone.JPG
RCA AERODYNAMIC MI-12016-A non-directional dynamic microphone.JPG
RCA AEROPRESSURE MI-6206 omni-directional dynamic microphone.JPG
RCA BK-1A MI-11007 dynamic semi and non-directional microphone.JPG
RCA BK-4A MI-11005-A "STARMAKER" lavalier style omni ribbon microphone.JPG
RCA BK-5 MI-11010A Uniaxial  ribbon microphone .jpg
RCA BK-5B MI-11010A Uniaxial ribbon microphone with shockmount and windscreen #1.JPG
RCA BK-6B MI-11017A omni-directional dynamic microphone with lavaliere 2.JPG
RCA BK-6B omni-directional dynamic microphone with lavaliere  5.JPG
RCA BK-10B MI-11018-dual ribbon Ultradirectional microphone.JPG
RCA BK-11 MI-11019 bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
RCA BN-10A MI-11023-A line-level omni dynamic microphone.JPG
RCA KB-2C MI-11001"Bantam" ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
RCA KN-1A  MI-12004-1 dynamic microphone.JPG
RCA KS-3A MI-4094-C microphone boom stand2.jpg
RCA KS-3B MI-11056 microphone boom stand3.jpg
RCA KU-2A MI-3043A "SKUNK" uni-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
RCA KU-3A MI-10001 uni-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
RCA KU-3A MI-10001 "Hollywood" uni-directional ribbon Microphone with cover and windscreen.JPG
RCA MI-3044 directional dynamic microphone with MI-3062 windscreen .JPG
RCA MI-10002 "Uni-angular" condenser microphone with wind screens installed.JPG
RCA MI-10002 "Uni-angular" condenser microphone.JPG
RCA MI-10006 "Vari-directional" condenser microphone with Ultradirectional "shotgun" attachment.JPG
RCA MI-12016 dynamic omni-directional microphone.JPG
RCA PB-31  ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
RCA PB-90 MI-4000AF ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
RCA PB-111 MI-4002 dynamic omni-directional microphone.JPG
RCA PB-115 M1-4001-B lapel ribbon!!  microphone.JPG
RCA promotional match holder & ashtray.JPG
RCA RP-91 MI-6225 carbon microphone.JPG
RCA SK-45 MI-12045 semi-directional dynamic microphone (eliptical coil).JPG
RCA SK-46 MI-12046 ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
RCA "ON AIR" studio warning light .JPG
RCA VARACOUSTIC MI-6203 multi-pattern ribbon microphone.2.JPG
RCA VARACOUSTIC MI-6203 multi-pattern ribbon microphone.jpg
RESLO RBH ribbon microphone.JPG
ROYER R-121 bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
ROYER R-122 active ribbon bi-directional microphone.JPG
ROYER SF-24 stereo active ribbon microphone .JPG
SENNHEISER MD211 dynamic microphone.JPG
SENNHEISER MD409U3 dynamic cardioid microphone.JPG
SENNHEISER MD441 super-cardioid dynamic microphone.JPG
SENNHEISER MKH805 "shotgun" RF condenser microphone.JPG
SHURE 3A  double- button carbon microphone (rear).JPG
SHURE 3A double- button carbon microphone (FRONT).JPG
SHURE 5B  double- button carbon microphone (front).JPG
SHURE 5B  double- button carbon microphone (rear).JPG
SHURE 22B double button carbon microphone element.JPG
SHURE 51S cardioid dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE 55S cardioid dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE 55SW cardioid dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE 70 crystal microphone.JPG
SHURE 315 bi-directional ribbon microphone.JPG
SHURE 330 "Uni-Ron" uni-directional super-cardioid ribbon microphone.JPG
SHURE 520SL "dispatcher" dynamic  microphone.JPG
SHURE 530 omni-directional dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE 545 "Unidyne III" cardioid dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE 556 cardioid dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE 556S dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE 701A crystal microphone.JPG
SHURE 708A "Stratoliner" semi-directional crystal microphone.JPG
SHURE 718A "Versatex" crystal microphone.JPG
SHURE 730B "Uniplex" uni-directional crystal microphone.JPG
ASTATIC 30 crystal mic.JPG
SHURE 737A "Monoplex" super-cardioid crystal microphone.JPG
SHURE military carbon "hand-mic #7" with headset.JPG
SHURE MP20 Hand-mic .JPG
SHURE SM11 omni-directional dynamic lavaliere microphone.JPG
SHURE SM53 cardioid dynamic microphone with Shure floor mount.JPG
SHURE SM56 dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE SM58, SM57 cardioid dynamic microphones 75th anniversary.JPG
SHURE SM59 cardioid dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE SM61 omni dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE SM62 cardioid dynamic microphone.JPG
SHURE SW-109 carbon microphone.JPG
SHURE "SLIM-X" 777s crystal microphone.JPG
SONATA "Mike Jr." microphone.JPG
SONY C-48 multi-pattern condenser microphone.JPG
SONY ECM-16 omni-directional electret condenser lapel microphone.JPG
SONY ECM-22P cardioid electret condenser microphone.JPG
SONY ECM-50 omni-directional electret condenser lapel microphone.JPG
SONY ECM-53 gooseneck cardioid condenser microphone.JPG
SOUNDELUX E47 cardioid tube condenser microphone.JPG
SOUNDELUX ELUX251 multi-pattern tube condenser microphone.JPG
SOUNDELUX U195S condenser microphone.JPG
TANNOY 74 dynamic omni-directional microphone.JPG
TURNER 9XM "Han-D" crystal microphone.JPG
TURNER 22X omni crystal microphone.JPG
TURNER 33D dynamic microphone.JPG
TURNER 36D dynamic microphone.JPG
TURNER 81 miniature crystal mic.JPG
TURNER BX "CHALLENGER" Crystal omni-directional  microphone with handle.JPG
TURNER BX "CHALLENGER" Crystal omni-directional microphone.JPG
TURNER dynamic handheld microphone.JPG
TURNER U9S semi-directional dynamic microphone.JPG
TURNER VT-73 crystal microphone.JPG
UNITED TALKING MACHINE CO. "SYMPHONY"  record player.JPG
UNIVERSAL PUBLICIZERS "MIKE-RADIO" microphone shaped fixed frequency KWBE promotional radio.JPG
UNIVERSAL "XX" carbon microphone element.JPG
UNIVERSAL "Handi-Mike" single-button carbon microphone .JPG
WAHRENBROCK PZM (original pre-CROWN) condenser omni-directional boundary microphone .JPG
WAHRENBROCK PZM (original pre-CROWN)) condenser omni-directional boundary microphone with transformer.JPG
"WARD" carbon microphone.JPG
WEBSTER Webcor Model 78 "Electronic Memory" wire recorder.JPG
WEBSTER / BRUSH  crystal microphone.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 9A front omni-directional tube condenser microphone (J.T. Mullin collection).jpg
WESTERN ELECTRIC 9A rear omni-directional tube condenser microphone (J.T. Mullin collection).jpg
WESTERN ELECTRIC 234W microphone.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 318W carbon microphone .JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 360 carbon microphone with 4A horn.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 387W carbon microphone 1B housing.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 600A  double- button carbon mic in 1A housing.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 618A omni-directional dynamic mic.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 618A with D-99098 directional attachment.jpg
WESTERN ELECTRIC 630A omni-directional dynamic mic (film version)#2.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 633 omni-directional dynamic mic with directional baffle attachment.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 633A dynamic omni-directional microphone.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 639 multi-pattern ribbon / dynamic mic.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 639A multi-pattern ribbon / dynamic microphone with custom shockmount.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 639B  6-way ribbon / dynamic multi-pattern microphone.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC capsule  flashlight body  (EBAY hoax & curiosity).JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC capsule " flashlight" body (EBAY hoax & curiosity).2.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC CW-930 carbon mic.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC RA-1142 multi-pattern dynamic / ribbon mic.JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC "Swedlow" 640AA omni-directional tube condenser microphone  (open).JPG
WESTERN ELECTRIC 640AA "SWEDLOW" 640AA omni-directional tube condenser microphone (inside) .JPG
RCA 88A  KN2A film.jpg