better than new, upgraded with brand new RCA ribbon**
good cosmetic condition, perfect working condition
XLR connector, no cable included
built-in swivel mount, threaded base to attach to stand
original Shure pouch included, no manual.
**reconditioned by Stephen Sank with brand new RCA ribbon, freshly made from NOS RCA ribbon stock, using Harry Olson's original engineering shop ribbon making tools, resulting in massively reduced distortion (virtually to zero) & a total absence of ribbon fatigue (big problem with the stock ribbon), as well as greatly improved overall tonal balance. Unless abused with beyond kickdrum SPL or extreme winds, it will sound just as good the day it's modified as it will in 30 years & beyond.
Ribbon is guaranteed for 1 year, unless you blow into the mic or plug it into phantom power (don't do that!)
The Model 300 is a compact and rugged ribbon microphone combining wide range response and a bidirectional pickup pattern. The bidirectional pattern reduces noise and reverberation providing the same control as an equivalent cardioid microphone. The 300 is ideal for high-quality public address, theater stage sound systems, and recording applications. Due to the bidirectional polar pattern, it may be used for either single performer, a dialogue or group, solo or orchestra, and other individual or chorus applications.
Wide-range front and rear response
Bidirectional polar pattern, effective over wide frequency range
Convenient impedance selection
A self-adjusting swivel permits aiming microphone at source of sound
Rugged mechanical design with special ribbon protection
The Model 300 is multi-impedance for connecting into microphone inputs rated at 25 to 50 ohms, 150 to 250 ohms, or into high impedance microphone inputs. The low impedances are recommended where long cable lengths are required or under conditions of severe hum disturbance. The permissible cable length is practically unlimited, since neither response nor level is appreciably affected. Selection of the various impedances is accomplished by removing a plate and changing the position of the switch at the rear of the microphone. The switch positions are marked for low impedance (25-50 ohms) for medium impedance (150-250 ohms), and high impedance (35,000 ohms).
Frequency response: 50 to 12,000 Hz
Polar Pattern: Bidirectional, equally sensitive at front and back. Response at sides down 15 to 20 dB from front and rear responses
Net Weight: 1 pound