BBC Marconi AXBT Ribbon Microphone And Stand

  • 1700.00 £
  • Published date: May 5, 2024
    • Milford, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

BBC Marconi AXBT Ribbon Microphone And Stand


⭕ B.B.C - Marconi Type AXBT Ribbon Microphone and Stand

If you collect microphones then you must have this one!

One of the most rare, desirable and sought after microphones ever. Words cant fully describe what even just the image of this microphone conveys. The standard microphone of the BBC throughout the 1930s and 1940s even into the 1950s. It was the symbol of the voice of freedom and truth during the darkest days of World War 2 and this microphone was there.

To accompany this microphone is an even more scares original wartime BBC table stand. These were cast in iron during the war years due to the scarcity of bronze. The stand is still in its original Bronze patina with a few scars acquired along the way. These original stands are now VERY VERY SCARSE. In 35 years I have only ever found 2 originals, most are now in museums.


I have tested the microphone and checked the ribbon for damage. The mic sounds fine, with just a little hum induction which is caused by the open terminals on the rear. Remember these microphones require a significant amount of amplification, and cannot be compared directly with modern condenser types with their high level outputs. Having said that, there is no earthly reason why this microphone couldnt be put back into service once again.

If you have any questions please ask, and Ill do my best to answer them fully.

Phone number ✆ 07352 249953

Milford, Derbyshire




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