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HMV 2350 H and 2351 H ribbon mics
His Master’s Voice

The 2350 H

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The RCA Type 2300
Photo courtesy of Allan King

A really beautiful microphone in exceptional, virtually mint condition, it appears to be unused. It is complete with protective cover, a letter from HMV to dealers dated 25th July 1949, and two advertising flyers as shown.

These are interesting, as they refer to models 2350 and 2351, which were the designations given to the 2300 if it was sold separately. Therefore, this was originally sold with EMI studio equipment, such as their 2300 H Disc Recorder, and probably not needed by the studio. The only difference between the 00 and 01 versions was the type of mounting, one being on a stand, the other with a hanging bracket.

This microphone was made for professional studio use, and even today sounds good. It is, of course, in working order. However, ribbon mics are delicate by the nature of their design and construction and it should be treated with care.

I doubt you will find one as good as this again. They were not mass-produced consumer items, and so were made in only limited quantities. Just look at the serial number in the photo: 281.

As described by Mr. Allan King, former owner of this microphone
 

The 2350 H
Photo courtesy of Allan King

The 2350 H
Photo courtesy of Allan King

The 2350 H

Ribbon and magnet assembly
Photo courtesy of Jeff Rudisill

Ribbon and magnet assembly
Photo courtesy of Jeff Rudisill

The RCA Type 2300

Portable Disc Recorder

Portable Recorder Model 2300

Portable Recorder Model 2300

Portable Recorder Service Manual

Specifications

Promo cover

Technical Summary

The following five images are the Model HMV 2351 H.

The 2351 H

Storage case
Photo courtesy of Santiago Calvo Ramos

Insignia
Photo courtesy of Santiago Calvo Ramos

The 2351 H

The 2351 H

The following eight images are the EMI Model R.M.I.T., Serial No. 7238.

EMI Model R.M.I.T.

EMI Model R.M.I.T.

EMI Model R.M.I.T.

EMI Model R.M.I.T.

EMI Model R.M.I.T.

EMI Model R.M.I.T.

EMI Model R.M.I.T.

EMI Model R.M.I.T.

The following twelve images are from the HMV 2300 H booklet
entitled His Master’s Voice, which was provided by Allan King.

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

His Master's Voice Book

Here is Mr. King’s HMV 2300 Portable Disc Recorder outfit, still operational.

HMV 2300

HMV 2300

HMV 2300

HMV 2300


HMV 2350 H data sheet

HMV 2350 H data sheet

HMV 2350 H data sheet

HMV 2350 H data sheet

HMV 2350 H data sheet

HMV 2350 H data sheet

Download all six data sheets for this mic.
(One megabyte pdf)
 

 

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