Vintage 1960's Turner S-500 Satin Chrome dynamic cardioid microphone w accessories Low Z

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            Hello and welcome to The House of Chrome.

 You are looking at a very interesting and beautiful Turner model S-500 Dynamic cardioid microphone from the 1960's complete with a mic clip and a cable in which to operate.

 Turner came out with this model of mic in the 1960's and was part of their modern line up of hand held mics intended to compete with the heavy hitters such as Shure Brothers And Electro Voice. It was a very practical design being easy to hold and had a very nice sound overall. Probably not as good as the Shure 545 of that period or the E.V 676 but it was Turner's shining star and does have great sound quality and set at Low impedance with a smooth, warm tone.

 Pic # 2 shows this very model and it's characteristics in an old Turner catalog.

 The 500 series had a much more elegant style then the more aggressive Shure 545 and used a 4 pin XLR type connection. These mics tend to hold up very well with age so they seemed to have had a good quality build but many of these had the Turner 4 pin style cables which can be harder to come by today.

 Just like Shure Brother's who offered their 545 model mic with the lower pistol grip (545S) Turner did the same. I actually have a 500 with the lower pistol grip for sale here on Ebay and it works great. This was the regular model however.

 This S-500 has been thoroughly cleaned and tested. Set at 150 OHMS it's great for singing and broadcasting purposes. A warm, smooth tone. Good uni-directional characteristics as well.

 The die cast zinc alloy body comes with the satin chrome finish. The screens are perfect and I replaced the inner foam pop filter as it was all but gone. You can see it's in very nice physical condition with virtually no scratches, zero dents, engravings or corrosion. Just a few small scuff marks. Some lite tarnish on the bottom portion of the side screens. Very nice condition. The mic is appx 7 inches long X 1 1/2 inch wide at the tip and is lite weight. A very practical design. 

 This 500 mic came with the longer handle that incorporated the on / off switch. The switch works just as it should with no issues.

 The all metal satin chrome mic clip is included. It shows no wear but works perfectly and holds the mic snug allowing a wide degree of tilt up and down and will screw onto any desk or floor stand.

 S-500 comes with a long 20 foot cable in order to use the mic. It has the 4 pin XLR connection for the mic. The cable is soft, pliable and in perfect working order. It has the standard male 1/4 inch end connector. I soldered this cable myself so it will last for decades to come.


 I do have several older desk and floor stand available if needed in my store.

 I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. If not...I have a no hassle return policy. The shipping will be on you as I believe that's fair but the purchase price would be refunded. Simply return in the same nice condition...period. Check my rating. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS are welcome as well. Buyer must pay within 24 hours or an unpaid case will be opened and item relisted. Domestic buyer will get priority shipping.

  If you have any questions feel free to ask and...thanks for looking.

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Product Specs

Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Made In
  • United States
Microphone Type
Polar Pattern

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