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The most expensive micro"phöne" on earth? Dynamic Microphones
Old 19th February 2009
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HOT DANG I AM THE 1000 th person to view this. Shut her down Virgil she's suckin in mud!! I was just at Sun studio in Memphis. I would think the mic Elvis used would be the most expensive?
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Old 19th February 2009
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Hi guys, I'm interested in the most expensive micros on earth
how much money can take a little piece of iron and maybe it sounds good???
I really enjoyed this. where can I find more info about this. email me..
Old 19th February 2009
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60,000 USD for these.
Pair Original ELAM 251
This pair looks like worth any asking price heh
Old 20th February 2009
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In french language, they call a mic "micro". In Sweden we call it "mick", unless in it a Didrik De Geer mic, in which case we bow silently in awe.
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Old 20th February 2009
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Price and value are two very different things.

You can pay as much as €50,000 for the most expensive wine bottle. Does it make it the best? I dont think so. Even to an expert, some €200 wine bottles can be better than the €50k one, so whoever is paying the high sum is simply pissing money away.

Same with a mic. The most expensive mic could be some sm58 stuffed with Svarovski cristals that Paris Hilton used once in some speech, and that some crazy collector is willing to pay €100k for it. Is this the best mic?

Picasso paintings are unique. Mics are pedestrian tools made in series out of a factory assembling chain. But to some collector, both can be worth thousands, millions, trillions, or nothing.

FWIW, it's widelyl known that Thriller vocals were cut on a paltry SM7. As it made the best selling album ever, the SM7 must be the best mic ever. Or maybe not?
Old 21st February 2009
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Old 21st February 2009
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60,000 USD for these.
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/gears...lam-251-a.html

This pair looks like worth any asking price heh
GYang,

those mics were bought 10 years ago from a widow who lives/d in a small 5,000 people village. I can assure you she wasn't paid $60k for them. I'd guess somthing more like $6k for both or so.

Now, are those mics better now that they "cost" $60k than when they were $6k?

For the same 60k you can buy a brand new AWS900+ and two TeleUSA 251s. What would an engineer do? What would a collector do?
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