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AEG D77 Stereomic

I just bought a strange little mic on ebay, called AEG D77 stereo microphone. Does anyone know this mic and tell me how old it is and anything else worth mentioning. I search the net, but have been unable to find any information on it. :confused:


Tungstengruvsten Thu, 07/17/2003 - 06:05
What else do you need to know? It's a cheapo consumer grade dynamic 'stereo' mic - not like the capsules are matched or anything they are just mounted together on a swivel so you can adjust the angle between the capsules. I wouldn't plan on recording an orchestra with them....they might even be crystal mics.

But like any cheapo mic you can overload it or send it through various pre-amps/compressors/eq's for an interesting sound.

Hell one of my better guitar sounds I got was with a pair of headphones mounted on either side of a small national amp, plugged into a UA610 and compressed all to hell-sounded amazing! So it's up to you to find it's place and use.

Did yours come with 1/4" or DIN plugs? you'll have to rewire the connectors maybe...

mig27 Thu, 11/20/2003 - 03:20
I also have a D77 at home, mine's labelled "telefunken".
it came with 2 replacement capsules that looked really familiar: AKG D19!

I've never seen an dissasembled D19 (and am not going to open mine), but I A/B'ed these two mics and they in deed sound very similar, though not the same.
this could be due to the completely different housings (the bass cut-off ring of a D19 works not electronically but acousto-mechanically).

anyway, all this is a wild guess and maybe I'm totally off.
but the D19 also was a cheapo prosumer-mic back in the 60ies and if the D77 turns out to really feature "genuine" D19 capsules, I know of a mic that's not going to be had for $30 anymore...

anyone with more insight?


Member Fri, 11/21/2003 - 08:28
That sounds interesting. I never heard a D19...gotta try to find one and make the same test. I have however rewired the D77 now. One of capsules didn't work so I opened it to fix it with one of my friends and found the date "24.june 1960" printet on the casule so it's pretty old. We got it working and it sounds pretty good in an old, strange kinda way. It gives a great John Lennon-like pianosound and as drum-ambience it's also useful but the most importent thing is, that my clients think they look great. It's a fun thing to have around and they spread a good vibe :cool: