TWO Very Unique Gold Tone MATCHING HK-103 Microphones

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 11,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction

I HAVE TWO MATCHING HK-103, Gold Tone, Microphones made sometime during the late 1960's or early 1970's

Each Mic has the following information printed onto a Band surrounding Body, between the top and bottom.

"Unidirectional Dynamic Microphones. IMP 200ohms/15ohms on Matching Stands.

Made in Japan"

THIS IS Appears to be a VERY UNIQUE, 1970s RCA GOLD EDITION MODEL.

I do NOT have any Cables so I can not test them. I purchased them from a Friend and Audio Guy that was clearing out his S

torage Locker last Summer. I decided that someone can use them and I would just leave them in my Mic box...

The TWO Matching Mic's have "ETS' inscribed on the lower bottom, hidden by the Mic holder on the Stand.

The TWO Matching Stand's have a Model Number MS-93 in Black Plastic. Underneath the Stand is also inscribed the letters ETS & UND

I searched and looked for a reference to this Mic for over 9 months and could not find one like it anywhere! That is, until last week one was listed on Ebay. VINTAGE NEW IN BOX RARE GOLD EDITION OLD RCA MICROPHONE .

Following is the only other reference to a similar Microphone RCA-HK 102, I have been able to make: It appears that Elvis used one during his day.

Courtesy of Leroy over at TCB-World, here is a list of Elvis's mics used from 1969-1977. Also included is a link to the thread at TCB-World: /forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35848 (bottom of page)

1969: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure 545, RCA HK 102

1970: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure SM-53, Shure SM-58, AKG 1200

1971: Electro Voice RE-16, Electro Voice RE-15

1972: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure SM-57

1973: Electro Voice RE-15, AKG D-224

1974: Electro Voice RE-15 (Houston only)

Beyer Dynamic M-160

AKG D-224

Electro Voice CS-15 E

1975: Electro Voice CS-15 E

1976: Electro Voice CS-15 E

1977: Electro Voice CS-15 E

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