Historical Radio Society of Australia - HRSA - Microphone recordings for 2009 journal articles

HRSA - Microphone Recordings - 'Radio Waves' Articles

This page allows you to view details, hear and compare the recordings made by Ron Langhans using the microphones described in the articles appearing in the October 2009 and January 2010 issues of 'Radio Waves'. The first two videos use replicas of very early experimental microphones made by Professor D E Hughes and re-created by Ric Havyatt, whilst the subsequent one, covering carbon microphones, is in two parts with the first recorded in both high and low resolution to suit different internet connections and the second showing and using a replica of the Melba microphone re-created with the help of Ric Havyatt.


A BRIEF (AND LIVE) HISTORY OF THE MICROPHONE Pt 1 - October 2009

By Ron Langhans with Richard Begbie

Hughes "Nail Microphone"

Hughes "Carbon Pencil Microphone"


BRIEF (AND LIVE) HISTORY OF THE MICROPHONE Pt 2 - January 2010

By Ron Langhans with Richard Begbie

Types of Microphones - Video 1

(Low resolution - for dial up connections)

 

 

Types of Microphones - Video 1

(High resolution - for Broadband connections)

 

Replica Melba Microphone - Video 2

Description of the original Melba microphone used by Marconi on the 15th June 1920, recorded using a replica.

   

 


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