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Offered for auction is one Bang & Olufsen Ribbon Microphone, the BM-2.  BM stands for Band Mikrofon which is a Velocity, Pressure Gradient ribbon mikrofoon.   It was manufactured by B&O in 1951 and is all original (as far as I can tell although one screw is worn differently).  This was the first ribbom mic produced by B&O and apparently the third mike in their arsenal.  Bang & Olufsen is renowned for their high quality work.  Their ribbon mics are still treasured and can be found in professional studios and private collections.  Royer has copied B&O's design in their high-end studio ribbon microfons. The BM-2 is actually quite rare and it does not come to auction very frequently.

The microphone has been tested with a B&O cable (not included) and I got a good signal in both the T(alk) and M(usic) settings.  The switch functions well and engages crisply.  The overall condition of the casing, screen and silks are excellent without major defect.  The elements were inspected and the ribbon is intact although it may be a bit lax as some corrugations are absent. In my possesion, the mic has never been exposed to phantom power or a multimeter.

    Price: $1000.00 (obo)

    The condition of this item is:

      Tested Functioning Never Exposed to Phantom Power or a Multimeter Restored Physical Restored Electrical Silk Damaged Rusted Threads Worn Cable Absent Screws Missing Dent Scratch Crack Been Dropped Smoke Free Element Intact   Logo intact Very Rare Vintage

       The Ribbon has few corrugations in it. It may need to be re-tensioned or replaced although I do get a good response.

     

    The accessories for this item are:

      None

     

    The specfications of this item are:

      Figure Eight Ribbon/Velocity

      Weight and Height: 14.2 oz;  6 x 2.5 Inches
      Capsule: Ribbon
      Year Manufactured: 1951

       

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