Over sixty years ago, when audio was on the cutting edge of physics, teams of this country's brightest engineers were
developing equipment for sound recording and reproduction. They could afford to work without the commercial constraints placed on today's designers.
RCA developed a superior series of recording and broadcast microphones that included the 44BX and 77DX. The 44 and 77's smooth top end and uncolored sound make them studio favorites today. They are also visual icons of an era when technology and glamor were synonymous.
If you're old enough to have seen the cartoons with Sherman and Peabody with their 'wayback machine', then you'll truly appreciate the level of detail and quality of these microphones.
It's sort of like getting off a bus in midtown Manhattan, going to the studios of the 'red' or the 'blue' [they later became known as NBC and ABC...but that's unimportant, we're setting a mood here] networks and stepping up to the microphone. As far as can be told from the tone and texture, these are RCA 44-B and 44-BX's.
If you're into the 'vintage reproduction' thing...as far as we can tell...this is like stepping out of the 'wayback machine' into 1948...
WARRANTY INFORMATION: AEA microphones come with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty that we double to 2 years.