It comes with the Aiwa mic case and paperwork shown. This mic was an early Aiwa microphone that was it's top of the line mic and utilized an all metal body making it reliable and durable. The mic has a classic ribbon mic look with the overall shape and lower yoke. The body has some weight to it with those large magnets and motor inside.It's set at Low impedance and does not have an adjustment for direction or sound. It has a warm, smooth, strong signal. Tested and works like new despite original components. It was very well taken care of over the decades. The mic shows almost no wear on both the body or metal screens.
The original inner cloth screen shows no rips or holes. A very fine example of a VM-15. The VM-15 comes with a short 8 inch original cable and original Switchcraft male end connector. The cable is soft, pliable and free of any stains or damage. You'll want to use an extension cable if you plan on using this mic.
Even if you don't use this mic it will make for an excellent display piece in any fine vintage microphone collection. The mic is real tight. Nothing loose inside or out. Joint mechanism / lower yoke works perfectly and provides plenty of tension with the two thumb screws.
This mic is appx 6 inches tall X 3 inches wide (9 inches tall with lower yoke) and it will screw onto any American vintage stand as the mic has the universal adapter with 5/8 X 27 thread. I'd give the mic a solid 9 on a scale of 1 - 10.
Again, very rare early Aiwa ribbon mic that will only increase in value if properly taken care of. The original Aiwa case is included and is in very good physical condition. Structurally sound and both locks works fine. The felt inside looks good and keeps the mic from being scratched or scuffed.
You'll notice the original paperwork is included but it's all in Japanese writing. All great original accessories to have as these mic almost always never still have it. MICROPHONE STAND SHOWN IS NOT PART OF THIS SALE.. As with all my vintage microphones..
I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. Simply return in the same nice condition...
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS are welcome as well. If you have any questions feel free to ask and... The item "Vintage RARE 1960s Aiwa VM-15 bi-direction ribbon microphone w case & data sheet" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Vintage Pro Audio Equipment". The seller is "speedstarerik" and is located in Park Rapids, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.