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STC L. 2. LIP MIC (4104)

Click to see large picture STC L. 2. LIP MIC (4104)
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1980's
Type:   Microphones
Quantity:   3 specimens available

The BBC L.2. LIP MIC, designed originally in 1937, was used (and still is) for sports commentaries and venues with a noisy ambience. For the best results, it is necessary to speak very closely into the microphone. For this purpose, a metal guard at the front of the microphone gives a precise speaking distance of 2 1/2 inches when pressed against the top lip. The design was improved further in 1951 and production models were used extensively by commentators at the 1953 Coronation broadcast. Our example pictured, is ex-BBC OBs circa 1950/60s.

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Last updated: 30 November 2021