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How much are these mics worth?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by avo, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. avo

    avo Member

    I have these 3 mics and don't use them anymore. I would like to sell them, however don't know their value.
    Could you please help me put a price on them. All functional.


    ! MILAB DC-63
    2 MILAB VM-41
    3 EV CS15E

    Thank you!
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Those Milabs are interesting old Swedish mics, but they come up so rarely it's hard to put a value on them. I remember comparing one with a Calrec many, many years ago, and it was smooth and unexciting, but also a bit noisy, if I remember correctly.

    I've never seen or knowingly heard an EV CS15E, so can't help you there. Apparently Elvis used one, or maybe it's that the make and model reads as "ELVIS" after a few beers.
     
  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    The company is still in business. I've seen this posting on numerous recording sites and I know you're not getting a lot of answers. Why dont you simply email the company and aske them what the used value is for them.

    The EV mic is a SDC in almost the same body as an RE15....some differences but essentially the same look.

    Also....You might try posting pics as well as describing the condition of the mics. Someone might make you an offer when you least expect it.
     
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    E-V has changed ownership a couple of times since that mic was made, they don't support their "heritage" products like they used to. Plus, several of their key product specialists have recently passed away...:(
    I used to work for Stan Miller who provided Elvis with sound services (Stanal Sound) back in the 70's. Stan loved E-V mics, but their handheld condensers were a love-hate relationship. They provided enough gain to be used with the relatively "newfangled Yamaha PM1000" board, but their handling noise was really a problem. If Elvis did use that mic ( and that could certainly be the case), it wouldn't have been for long; all those rings he wore would have "thumped" through the system!
     
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    They're worth as much as you can get for them on eBay. A lot of us were Electro-Voice microphone lovers back in the day. I still have a few because you can't eat just one. Although I believe you should be able to obtain at least $200 each US on any of those? They were all good quality condenser microphones just not the most popular ones. I used to see and hear the MiLab's at the AES for many years. They were quite nice, bright, clean, nice to look at, nice to use. You may be able to get more than $500 each US for those?

    I'm pretty good at guessing people's ages also
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     

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