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Vintage microphones

Items currently for sale by Phantom Productions, Inc.  •   Reel2ReelTexas.com

Also, be aware that we have a permanent collection of vintage reel to reel equipment which is NOT for sale.  The only items that are for sale are those listed on our sales pages or on eBay listed under our ID "phantomprod."

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PLEASE NOTE: All Phantom Productions items for sale will be described to the best of our ability.   Do to the age of most of these items, they are sold "as is."  However, please check our ebay feedback for the items we've sold.  Since 1999 we've had 100% positive feedback with over 2,000 transactions.  Items may be paid by PayPal, Money Order, or Check (checks must clear prior to shipping).  We will usually ship large items via UPS Ground.  THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING OUR LISTINGS! All Phantom Productions, Inc./Reel2ReelTexas.com photos on this web site are copyrighted ©2012.  We are often asked for permission to use our photos.  Each request is unique.  However normally we charge $25 per photo for one time usage.  If the use is "for profit" we will negotiate a reasonable fee.  Please contact us if you wish to use one of our photos.

       
 

ITEMS FOR SALE

DESCRIPTION

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Very unique cool Calrad 500C classic microphone - Working & Great Display.

We love the large bolts on this mic!

 

 

 

Working Calrad 500 pill microphone.  Excellent display.  Terminates in an RCA plug.

Displays great and comes with a new display stand.  Mic has 2 minor dimples in bottom chrome.  Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

New black desk stand

 

$275 + S/H!

 
 

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Calrad 500C classic microphone - Working & Great Display

  

 

 

 

Working Calrad 500 pill microphone.   Excellent display. Comes with the original box.  Terminates in an RCA plug.

Displays great and comes with a new display stand. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

New black desk stand

 

$245 + S/H!

 
 

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Argonne AR-57

     

 

W O R K I N G

This microphone is ready to perform!  Looks great and sounds crisp!  It also will display beautifully!

This vintage Argonne AR-57 (similar to the Calrad 500C and styled after the RCA 77) is working great.  The new black desk stand is included.  The chrome and rubber are in wonderful shape on this vintage microphone.  Extra long cord. Mic has flat indention on back chrome screen that is hard to detect in photos.

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this Argonne AR-57 microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

New black desk stand

 

$225 + S/H

 
 

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Argonne AR-57

   

   

 

W O R K I N G

This microphone is ready to perform!  Looks great and sounds crisp!  It also will display beautifully!

This vintage Argonne AR-57 (similar to the Calrad 500C and styled after the RCA 77) is working great.  The new black desk stand is included.  The chrome and rubber are in wonderful shape on this vintage microphone.

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this Argonne AR-57 microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

New black desk stand

 

$245 + S/H

 
 

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Unique large 7" Shield M102 mic not working multiSwitch & Plug Excellent display

 

   

 

We are selling items from our reel2reeltexas.com vintage recording collection.

This is the Shield M102 modeled after the classic Calrad 500C which copied the RCA professional series microphones (also released by Aiwa, Crown and others from 1960 to 1970). This Shield M102 is larger and heavier at 7 inches high. Over all it's a great display mic! It is not working, however we have not explored it further than a plug in test. It is wired for multiple outputs and has a switch with S / Off / P.

A new mic stand is included in its original box.

As this mic is about 40 years old, we are selling it "as is."

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this Calrad microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

New black desk stand

 

$225 + S/H!

 
 

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Crown MC-70 microphone - Working & Great Display

 

 

 

Working Crown MC-70 (Calrad 500) vintage deco pill microphone.  Excellent display. Includes cable and new black desk stand.

Displays great and comes with a new display stand. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

 

New black desk stand

 

$245 + S/H!

SOLD

 

 
 

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Classic Calrad 500C microphone -not working - 1960's Great Display!

   

 

We are selling duplicate items from our reel2reeltexas.com vintage recording collection.

This is the classicCalrad 500C which copied the RCA professional series microphones (also released by Aiwa, Crown and others from 1960 to 1970). The Calrad 500C is 6 inches high. Over all it's a great display mic! This mic is not working. It has a short cord with no plug.

As this mic is about 50 years old, we are selling it "as is."

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this Calrad microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

 

 

$185 + S/H!

SOLD

 
 

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Classic Calrad 500C microphone -not working - no stand attachment - for parts

  

 

We are selling duplicate items and parts from our reel2reeltexas.com vintage recording collection.

This is the classic Calrad 500C which copied the RCA professional series microphones (also released by Aiwa, Crown and others from 1960 to 1970). The Calrad 500C is 6 inches high. Over all it's a great display mic! This mic is not working. It has a short cord with no plug. The back of the chrome top is discolored. The yoke is missing the part that attaches the mic to a mic stand (see photo). No mike stand is included. The stand in the picture is for reference with the mic balanced on the stand. The stand may be bought for an additional $15.00.

As this mic is about 50 years old, we are selling it "as is."

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in  PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this Calrad microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

 

 

$135 + S/H!

SOLD

 
 

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Argonne AR-57 "Excellent!"  Not working , but Looking Great!

 

       

   

 

Non- working

We are clearing out duplicate items in our vintage recording collection Reel2ReelTexas.com. This Argonne AR-57 will make a great display! It terminates in a 2 prong communications plug. The Mic is not working.  As all our sales, we are selling this mic "as is." These were sold as styled after the RCA 77 classic microphones although smaller (mic and holder are 6"). The tall adjustable table stand with a wooden base is included.

Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

 

 

Displays great and comes with a display stand with new base. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, This Argonne AR-57microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

 

 

 

$245 + S/H!

SOLD

 
 

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Calrad 500C classic microphone - Working & Great Display

        

 

Working Calrad 500 pill microphone.  Excellent display.  Unique in that the cord terminates in an RCA plug and so we include an RCA to 1/4" phone plug adapter.

Displays great and comes with a new display stand. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

New black desk stand

 

$245 + S/H!

SOLD

 
 

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Calrad 500C classic microphone - Working & Great Display

     

  

 

Working Calrad 500 pill microphone.  Excellent display.  Unique in that it has a plug on the mic for the cable.  A cable with 2 1/4" plugs is included.

Displays great and comes with a new display stand. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

New black desk stand

 

$245 + S/H!

SOLD

 
 

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Calrad 500C banded microphone - Working & Great Display

  

 

 

Working Calrad 500 pill microphone.  Excellent display.  Includes long cable and new black desk stand.

Displays great and comes with a new display stand. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

New black desk stand

 

$225 + S/H!

 

SOLD
 
 

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Calrad VM-12 Velocity Vintage Antique Microphone from the 1940's

 

   

 

 

We are selling duplicate items from our reel2reeltexas.com vintage recording collection.

This is the classic Calrad VM-12 Velocity ribbon microphone that copied the RCA professional series microphones (also released by Aiwa and others from 1941 to 1949). It is similar in size to the RCA DX77. When we plugged the mic in we heard a crisp solid sound when tapping the mic. The sound was weak when I talked into the mic. This microphone has a great look and we provide photos of it beside our RCA DX77. The RCA DX77 is NOT for sale. To give you a sense of the size of this mic (The Calrad VM-12 is almost 8 inches high vs 6 inches for the Calrad 500C), we provide a photo of the Calrad VM-12 beside the classic Calrad 500c pill microphone. This Calrad 500C mic is NOT for sale, however we do have others that are for sale. The Calrad VM-12 is much heavier than the smaller mic. It has scrapes and some discoloration (see photos). Over all its a great historical display mic!

A new mic stand is included in its original box. It is a small desk stand non-adjustable vs the one in the photos. If you want the larger adjustable stand it will be an additional $25.

As this mic is almost 70 years old, we are selling it "as is."

We will ship internationally, however due to recent discrepancies in  PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this Calrad VM-12 microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

New black desk stand

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

 

$345 + S/H!

SOLD

 
 

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Argonne AR-57 "Excellent!"  Not working , but Looking Great!

This microphone displays magnificently!

      

      

 

Non- working

We are clearing out duplicate items in our vintage recording collection Reel2ReelTexas.com. This Argonne AR-57 will make a great display! It's one of the best we've seen in awhile. While I say it's not working, it actually seemed to work intermittently. It may just need to be re-wired as the components are in good shape. It terminates in an RCA plug and then has an RCA to 1/4" phone adapter. As all our sales, we are selling this mic "as is." These were sold as styled after the RCA 77 classic microphones although smaller (mic and holder are 6"). A new mic stand is included.

Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

New black desk stand

 

Displays great and comes with a display stand with new base. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, This Argonne AR-57microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

 

 

 

$245 + S/H!

SOLD

 
 

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Calrad 500C banded microphone

Working & Great Display

       

 

 

Great working Calrad 500 pill microphone.  Excellent display

This mic is in really wonderful shape. 

Displays great and comes with a display stand with new base. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

New black desk stand

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

 

$245 + S/H!

 

SOLD

 
 

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Calrad 500C banded microphone

Working & Great Display

 

 

 

Great working Calrad 500 pill microphone.  Excellent display

This mic is in really wonderful shape.  No dings, new plug.  Sounds smooth.  One of the better ones we've seen recently.

Displays great and comes with a display stand with new base. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

New black desk stand

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

 

$245 + S/H!

SOLD

 
 

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Argonne AR-57 "New in Box!"  Working Great!

This microphone displays magnificently!

 

       

 

W O R K I N G New in box

This is an unused, brand new Argonne AR-57 pill microphone. It is working.   We temporarily placed a plug on the unit and tested it to be sure it works and it sounds perfect!  It has the original tinned ends, however we can add a plug for $9 if the buyer requests one.  Comes in its original box + the secondary box and everything looks like it just came off a shelf at the store.

New black desk stand

 

Displays great and comes with a display stand with new base. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, This Argonne AR-57microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

 

 

 

$295 + S/H!

SOLD

 
 

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Fentone "New in Box" /Calrad 500C

Fentone (like Calrad 500C) pill microphone working and for sale on Phantom's vintage recording site

Fentone (like Calrad 500C) pill microphone working and for sale on Phantom's vintage recording site   

 

 

New in its original box with a new black desk stand.

This is a brand new unused Fentone pill microphone.  It is similar to the Calrad 500C other than branding.  These were sold as styled after the RCA 77 classic microphones.  This mic still has the factory tinned ends on the wires.  We have left the mic as it is to retain its "new" value, however have no reason to believe its not working.  All the chrome and rubber are in excellent shape making this a wonderful display microphone.   A  new mic stand is included and may have either a black or chrome shaft.

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this Fentone microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

$295 + S/H

SOLD

 
 

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Calrad 500C mic Working in Excellent shape

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

This Calrad 500C will make a great display!  These were sold as styled after the RCA 77 classic microphones although smaller (mic and holder are 6.5").  All the chrome and rubber are in good shape making this a wonderful display microphone. A  new mic stand is included and may have either a black or chrome shaft.

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

New black desk stand

 

$295 + S/H

 

SOLD

 
 

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Argonne AR-57 non-working with the original 2 boxes

 

 

 

Non-working great display microphone

This is an Argonne AR-57 pill microphone. It is not working.  This mic is in wonderful condition, however there is a crack along the back (see photo). 

Displays great and comes with a display stand with new base. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

New black desk stand

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, This Argonne AR-57microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age.

 

 

 

$175 + S/H!

SOLD

 
 

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Kent M-18

Kent M-18 pill microphone working and for sale on Phantom's vintage recording site

     

 

W O R K I N G

This vintage Kent M-18 microphone is identical to the Calrad 500C other than the branding. These mics were styled after the famous RCA 77 microphones. This mic sounds wonderfully crisp. Having sold quite a few of these, this one is in great shape and would make a beautiful display. The chrome and rubber are in excellent shape. The microphone comes in its original box and includes the brand new display stand pictured.

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this Kent M-18 microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

 

$295 + S/H

SOLD

 
 

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Calrad 500

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W O R K I N G

Beautiful working Calrad 500 pill microphone.  Excellent display

Comes with black stand with cool chrome switch (switch not connected).  This is a used Calrad 500C microphone. We've handled many of these over the years and this one is working, displays great and comes with a display stand. The sound is crisp and clear. This microphone displays magnificently! Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

$195 + S/H!

SOLD

       
 

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Calrad DM-15

   

   

 

 

This vintage Calrad DM-15 microphone is a much sought after classic styled after the Sony C37A professional microphone. The mic is not working. It looks great with some wear, however will make an excellent display mic. The sale includes the microphone and the brand new display stand pictured. We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you an accurate shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this Calrad DM-15 microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Thank you!

 

New black desk stand

 

$245 + S/H 

SOLD!

 
 

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Argonne AR-57

Argonne AR-57 with 20 foot cord working and for sale on Phantom's vintage recording site

Argonne AR-57 with 20 foot cord working and for sale on Phantom's vintage recording site  Argonne AR-57 with 20 foot cord working and for sale on Phantom's vintage recording site  Argonne AR-57 with 20 foot cord working and for sale on Phantom's vintage recording site

 

W O R K I N G with 20 foot professional microphone cord

This microphone is ready to perform!  Looks great and sounds crisp!  It also will display beautifully!

This vintage Argonne AR-57 (similar to the Calrad 500C and styled after the RCA 77) is working great and comes with a 20 foot heavy duty microphone cord and chrome 1/4" plug.  The new black desk stand is included.  The chrome and rubber are in wonderful shape on this vintage microphone.

We will ship internationally, however due to recent large discrepancies in eBay/PayPal int'l shipping fees, we would like you to contact us prior to buying and we can give you a true shipping quote. Thank you for looking. As with all our sales, this Argonne AR-57 microphone is being sold "as is" due to its age. Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

New black desk stand

 

$295 + S/H

SOLD

       
 

 

Calrad 500C

   

 

W O R K I N G  & looks incredible!

This is a used Calrad 500C microphone. We've handled many of these over the years and this one is working, displays great and comes with a new display stand. The sound is crisp and clear. The back of the mic has lost a lot of chrome, however its difficult to tell from the photo and still looks great! From the front, this mic displays magnificently! Please take a look at our Calrad sightings page Thank you for looking!

 

 

$195 + S/H!

SOLD

       
 

 

There are 313 electric motors in the 153 reel tape recorders in our collection.

Phantom Productions, Inc. vintage recording collection began in 1998 with a 1904 Edison cylinder player.  It has since grown to the many recorders noted on this web site.  We've produced a DVD tour of our vintage recording collection.  There are more than 150 reel to reel tape recorders and other unique items related to recording. This is a 3 DVD 7 hour set that also includes a brief history of sound recording and a segment on how the tape recorder works.  Also we include a segment on our on-location  recording work around the State of Texas.

 

Most of the DVD is dedicated to the profile of the reel tape recorders that came available in the US in the late 1940's through the 1980's.  We also include a profile of our wire recorders.  While we don't go into great depth, we demonstrate the many working units and provide some base information on when they were manufactured and what they cost new.

 

 

7 Hour - 2 DVD set covering Phantom Production, Inc's vintage recording collection, a brief history of sound recording and on-location recording in Texas

View a 10 minute overview of the 3 dvd 7 hour set

 

This 7 hour + vintage recording content is available on our 3 DVD set.


ORDER THE 3 DVD 7 HOUR SET

$19.95 + shipping

Most DVD sets will ship within 3 to 5 business days.


ORDER THE VIDEO FILES ON LINE - was 14.95

NOW only $9.95

Please note: there are 48 QuickTime H264 854 X 480 files in this download. They have been tested on Win XP and Win 7 and play well with the FREE Apple QuickTime for PC application. 

Some videos are small and will download quickly.  Others are large and my require 5 minutes or more on broadband (longer on other connections). 

We have set the system to provide 48 hours during which to download the files. After that the file access will expire.  Once the files are downloaded they are yours to keep.  If you have a problem, please let us know.


Below you may also order some of the video files independently without the full 48 files.  All the individual files below ARE included on the DVD and in the 48 file download above.

These are individual files about a specific brand in our collection

The History of Sound Recording by Phantom Productions  $4.95 - 23:45 min

How the Tape Recorder Works by Phantom Productions  $4.95 - 17:20 min

The  Akai Reel Tape Recorder  $3.95 - 9:19 min

The Ampex Tape Recorder  $4.95 - 38:18 min

The Berlant Concertone Tape Recorder  $3.95 - 13:23 min
The Magnecord Tape Recorder$3.95 - 8:09 min
The Roberts/Rheem/Califone Tape Recorder $4.95 - 23:03 min
 The Sony Tape Recorder   $4.95 - 26:44 min
The Studer ReVox Tape Recorder   $3.95 - 11:39 min
The Teac Tascam Tape Recorder   $4.95 - 38:10 min

The Webster Chicago Wire Recorder &
The Webcor Tape Recorder    $3.95 - 11:44 min

 

 

 

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