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Prompted by a 'for sale' post over on Facespace advertising an 'AKG PCC160' I thought - huh! that'a CROWN PCC, not AKG...

But looking around it seems a common thing for pukka sales outlets to call them AKG, even though there's clearly the Crown label on the plate.


eg - here


So - have I missed AKG taking over Crown mics??


(Entirely possible)...



E2A - Ignore me... A little further down my Google-ing there was a pagewhich clearly states they HAVE - and did so 12 years ago.

Ho hum :)

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Yeah, they bought them a while ago and are very slowly retiring the name.


Of note, the guy who designed the venerable Crown PCCs that everyone likes went on to make his own company and does a slightly modified version that are also pretty good: https://www.bartlettaudio.com/collections/stage-floor-mics


It's up to you if you think the cable gland is an improvement or not over the mini-XLRs on the Crown/AKG ones.


I still feel like extending the steel case a half-inch or so over the cable entry would make both mics more resilient, but maybe that affected the sound?

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