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What Microphone(s) for reel-to-reel tap deck ?

Hi,

What impedance microphone do I need?

I have an old late 70s/early 80s reel-to-reel tape deck (a Sony TC-399) which takes "low impedance" microphones, via 2 phone connectors (a.k.a. jack plug) (6.35mm).

I'm not sure what "low impedance" implied at that time period, <= 200 ohm?
Would a 600 ohm mic work ok?

Use would be for fun, to record spoken and singing voice and guitar.

Helpful replies here or via private message appreciated - I can add the information to a tape deck review when I've successfully recorded.

Thanks



Re: What Microphone(s) for reel-to-reel tap deck ?

a low impedance mic uses 3 wires, on a stereo plug the connections are tip + ring - and the sleeve is ground, the hi impedance mic uses 2 wires, tip is + and the sleeve is ground, there is no ring as on the balanced plug, you need a balanced mic to get a good quality recording, look at the bottom of the mic for 3 pins