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Steffens SB 661 C - the beyer original?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by moinho, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. moinho

    moinho Active Member

    Dear microphone specialists,

    I ran across this dynamic ribbon microphone called "Steffens SB 661 C". From what I researched so far, it seems that it is in fact a Beyer marketed under another name. The question is:

    Is anyone familiar with these Steffens-named Beyer mics? Mor specifically, which Beyer original does it resemble? And what are the differences to the Beyer (if any)?


  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Does it resemble an old Norelco electric razor? Beyer made a mic called the Soundstar (?) that several other companies (Revox, B&O, etc.) marketed for their tape recorders. It had an "art deco" appearance to it, and was offered in desk-top-stand and floor-stand versions. They didn't sound very good when compared to the "real" Beyers at that time (M500,M400, etc.).
  3. moinho

    moinho Active Member

    The Soundstar X1...I do not know Norelco, but I know the Beyer Soundstar, which is (from what I've heard) something like a (would-be) competitor to Sennheiser's MD-421. The mentioned Steffens, on the other hand, does look like a cross between a M160 and a M260 (it's also a ribbon mike).
  4. moinho

    moinho Active Member

    In case anyone is interested, the mentioned Steffens microphone is in fact a Beyer M260.


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