1940s Shure 708A Microphone Stratoliner “Zeppelin ”
1940s Shure 708A Microphone Stratoliner “Zeppelin ” Vintage Crystal Cast Blue Badge Classic Hinged Base Mic .
NEW with Original Box never used.
In 1940, the Model 708A “Stratoliner” joined a family of the Shure microphones with fanciful names that eventually included the Spher-o- Dyne, Rocket, and Monoplex.
The airship (or zeppelin, blimp, dirigible) – inspired design of the Model 708A crystal microphone was shared with the ribbon Model 508 that also debuted that year.
In addition to its sonic qualities, the Shure 1940 catalog touted the 708A’s good looks, stating that it also improved “the appearance of sound set-ups.” Production of these mics was suspended from 1942-1946 to conserve materials for World War II. The 708A was revived after the end of the war.
Shure Incorporated is an American audio products corporation. It was founded by Sidney N. Shure in Chicago, Illinois, in 1925 as a supplier of radio parts kits. The company became a consumer and professional audio-electronics manufacturer of microphones, wireless microphone systems, phonograph cartridges, discussion systems, mixers, and digital signal processing. The company also manufactures listening products, including headphones, high-end earphones, and personal monitor systems.