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First Home Recording Set-up, old microphone question!

Discussion in 'Affordable Recording Forum' started by rosyposies, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. rosyposies

    rosyposies Guest

    I have a Tascam Porta 02 MkII and I recently got a vintage AKG TELEFUNKEN D19C cardioid microphone http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/akg_d19c_d_19_c.html without the mic cable. The mic has the 3-pin prongs with the small notch on the edge. I think I know what I need, but I just need to make sure and see if anyones knows before I go and buy them. I planned on buying this: http://www.hinton-instruments.co.uk/paprod/cables/vintagemic/kleintuchel.htm
    the Klein Tuchel to XLR cable, and then using a female XLR to 1/4" stereo jack adapter to use to hook into the tascam. Something similar to this: http://www.fullcompass.com/product/340738.html
    What do you guys think? Will this make the microphone work? Any advice? Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to share!
  2. Halifaxsoundguy


    Jan 18, 2007
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    Halifax, NS Canada
    That is a unique cable I've never heard of. The link you have seems like its on the right track. I can't seem to find if the thing is phantom powered. Might want to find that out before going right into the mixer. I don't know if you machine has phantom power
  3. Mandachuva


    Apr 24, 2005
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    From the description you posted, and from the looks of it, it's a '60 broadcast dynamic mic, so no phantom power needed. Also, it does mention "no current needed".
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Has Studio Services

    Apr 19, 2006
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    What you describe is a Tuchel connector on the D19C, so the Hinton Instruments adaptor is the correct one. It's a dynamic mic, so no phantom power.
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