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mic history

  • The beginning of microphone

    The beginning of microphone
    The word "microphone" was developed by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1827. He used it to describe an all-mechanical vibration stethoscope.
  • The turner 77 microphone

    The turner 77 microphone
    The first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner in 1876. This microphone was used as a telephone transmitter by the Bell company.
  • The carbon mic

    The carbon mic
    In 1878 the carbon microphone was invented by David Edward Hughes.Hughes discovered that a loose contact in a circuit containing a battery and a telephone receiver created a situation where sounds in the receiver matched the vibrations upon the diaphragm of the telephone mouthpiece or transmitter.
  • The ribbon tape mic

    The ribbon tape mic
    The ribbon microphone was invented in 1942 for radio broadcasting. When radios were created, they needed a certain type of microphone specially created for the radio's use.
  • Electric mic

    Electric mic
    The electric microphone was invented by James West. The electret microphone offered greater reliability, higher precision, lower cost, and a smaller size.
  • Condenser Mic

    Condenser Mic
    A capacitor has two plates with a voltage between them. In the condenser mic, one of these plates is made of very light material and acts as the diaphragm. The diaphragm vibrates when struck by sound waves, changing the distance between the two plates and therefore changing the capacitance.