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KG4CGC
07-16-2010, 08:49 PM
I recently acquired a Shure Bros. 708a Stratoliner crystal mic on a s36 base. I believe the impedance would be about 50K ohms and I was wondering if I should try a basic restore job or just try to sell it? I have yet to test the crystal element but it appears to be in clean, untouched shape, untested by me thus far.

What would you guys do with such a mic? I'm open to any and all suggestions.

WTKX
07-16-2010, 09:23 PM
Test it, if the original element is good, you may get more for it. Unless it's broken, I wouldn't do any restoration but a gentle cleaning. Then take it to the Antique Road Show. :mrgreen:


P.S. Don't sell to any one in France. ;)

NA4BH
07-16-2010, 09:27 PM
Test it, if the original element is good, you may get more for it. Unless it's broken, I wouldn't do any restoration but a gentle cleaning. Then take it to the Antique Road Show. :mrgreen:


P.S. Don't sell to any one in France. ;)


:rofl: :rofl:

KG4CGC
07-16-2010, 09:29 PM
If I wanted to drop the impedance, could I simply put a resistor across the wires and be good to go easy peasy?

KG4CGC
07-16-2010, 09:30 PM
:rofl: :rofl:
Filthy faux french frogs!

KG4CGC
07-16-2010, 09:30 PM
PDF time.
http://www.shure.com/idc/groups/public/documents/webcontent/us_pro_708a_ug.pdf

NA4BH
07-16-2010, 09:31 PM
French frogs floth freely

KG4CGC
07-16-2010, 09:35 PM
Oh, excuse me ... it's 5 million ohms.