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Name that mic

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by apstrong, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. apstrong

    apstrong Active Member


    Seller claims the brand is TOA, model unknown. I can't find anything on the web except recent TOA products which all seem to be oriented towards wireless systems for business users. On the off chance these are actually a steal of a deal/hidden treasure, I thought I'd ask you all if you have any ideas about them. Thx!
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    TOA sounds unlikely for these mics. DOA more probable.

    You may be lucky, or you may not.
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    "DOA"..good one, Bos!!
    TOA products have been marketed more as "industrial audio" than "pro audio". Places like Burger Fling, MalWart, and your local medical center would benefit from their products, not a studio. The few times that TOA attempted to enter the MI or Pro Audio markets, their offerings were poor and non-competitive against the likes of Yamaha, Peavey, etc.
  4. apstrong

    apstrong Active Member

    Does that mean they would be appropriate for tracking punk? :)

    Thanks gentlemen!
  5. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Dum da dadada dum da dada 'World War Three!!!"

  6. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Maybe "industrial punk" !!! It could be one of those carbon-based dispatcher mics that gets distorted as it ages, like an old-fashioned telephone. That might be cool on a guitar amp, but otherwise...:)

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