Electro Voice 666 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone
- $30 per day
- Pickup Available from Brooklyn
The top of the line Electro Voice model from the mid - 1950s.
Electro Voice “Variable-D” (D for distance) principle utilized multiple rear sound entrance points that varied the distance differing audio frequencies had to travel before reaching the rear of the diaphragm.
This method of producing the cardioid or heart-shaped unidirectional pickup pattern enables the mike to be used close up without the usual “boomy”, bass-boosting proximity effect of most cardioid mikes. These mikes have a very clean, crisp sound, especially on the human voice.
Used by many top broadcast engineers and was used by CBS, ABC and other major broadcasters of that era.
I also have a 666-R listed here: https://www.sparkplug.it/listings/electro-voice-666r-dynamic-cardioid-microphone-brooklyn-ny
Vintage piece. Well maintained. Sounds great.