RCA 77A RIBBON MICROPHONE - MUSEUM GRADE
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Now, here is an item that rarely comes up for sale - on eBay or anywhere else.  Few RCA 77As were manufactured, fewer survive to this day, and an extremely few remain in as excellent shape as this one. If you check the Vintage Broadcast Microphones collectorís site, Market Watch webpage, youíll see that the most recent sale of an RCA 77A was for $6,500. We donít know the condition of that 77A, but it certainly couldnít have been in much better shape than this one!

This RCA 77A is in excellent, museum-grade condition - so much so, that Stanley Coutant chose to feature it in his meticulously recreated RCA Type 77-A Instruction Manual, circa 1936.  (Mr. Coutant's excellent 77A Instruction Manual, as well as additional information on the RCA 77A, can be found here.)  This RCA 77A is one of our most prized possessions and the only reason we're selling it is to help fund our new studio.

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Introduced by RCA in 1932, the RCA 77A is the grand-daddy of the ribbon microphone and one of the rarest of the RCA ribbon microphones.  Designed by Dr. Harry F. Olson, RCAís lifelong resident audio genius during the late 20s and early 30s, the 77-A set the performance benchmarks for all RCA ribbons to follow for the next four decades.


Since the day it left the RCA factory, some 70 odd years ago, this 77A has been meticulously, well taken care of.  And, we have continued the tradition.  Before taking delivery, we had it inspected by Clarence Kane, of ENAK Microphone Repair.  For those of you unfamiliar with Clarence, he is a former RCA microphone technician and one the most respected RCA ribbon mic repairmen in the world.  Clarence commented to us that this was the nicest RCA 77A microphone he has seen in many, many years.  He stated that both the exterior and internal components are in excellent shape and noted that, at some time in the recent past, the XLR cable had been professionally replaced.


Since we received this 77A, it has been kept covered and in our mic safe, located in an environmentally-controlled room.  We just tested it and found it to sound great, with plenty of output (at least for a 70+ year-old ribbon mic!).  Make no mistake, the 77A is a large microphone.  On the included base, it stands nearly 15" tall and weighs 12 lbs.




This is an outstanding opportunity for a collector and/or investor to obtain a very rare, functioning, museum-grade RCA 77A microphone - the very one featured in Stanley Coutant's recreated 1936 RCA Type 77-A Instruction Manual.  Vintage microphones - especially RCA ribbon microphones - have proven to be extremely good investments.  And, these days, good investments are hard to come by.  We are very reluctant to sell our 77A, but we need to get back into a studio!


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Terms of Sale

ShippingFREE !!! We will pay for insured shipping within the USA, by USPS insured Express Mail; outside the USA, by insured USPS Express Mail International.  All customs fees & import duties paid by borrower. If a different shipping method is desired, we will contribute US $100 towards the total cost.

Payment:  By wire transfer or PayPal e-Check.  Within the U.S., check or money order are also welcome, but will have to clear before we ship.  If you wish to pay by PayPal Instant Payment or similar method, contact us and we will work something out.

Packaging:  Be assured the 77A will be very well-packaged.  It will be sealed within a plastic bag and well-protected with bubble-wrap and styrofoam peanuts.  For additional protection, the mic will be double-boxed in sturdy and spacious shipping boxes.

Return Policy:  We warranty this item to arrive as described, solely to buyers within the U.S. Insured, return shipping to be paid by the buyer.  Apart from this, no other warrantees apply, nor returns allowed. No returns on shipments outside the U.S.

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