Monday, March 26, 2007

eBay pick of the day: Oktava MKE 15

Lomo/Oktava MKE 15 tube mic

I've come to accept the fact that the only way I'll ever be able to afford a 19A19 is if I stumble across an unsuspecting seller who thinks he has a "used, sci-fi looking" microphone with "funny writing" on it in a pawn shop in the middle of nowhere. And trust me, I've been looking.

In the meantime, I've been clocking my eBay hours searching for "lesser" Russian tube mics, which has been a real treat, actually. Take a look at the power supply on this one-- no wonder we thought the Reds had weapons during the cold war! This thing looks dangerous.