Steffens SB 661 C - the beyer original?

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  1. moinho

    moinho Active Member

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    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)?

    Thanks,

    Rainer
     
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    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

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

    Rainer
     
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