Identifying a vintage A&F Microphone

by Bob
(Pittsburgh)

I have a vintage microphone that I have not been able to find any information about. It is an A&F Mfg by Foster. It is a model MC-45SE Electret Condenser Imp 600/10K.

I am not an expert on microphones and would like to learn a bit about what I have. This unit has a three prong male plug in the base but also uses a AA battery. In the battery compartment there are two switches indicated with W and V and L and H. Body of the mike appears to be made of machined aluminum. I can provide photos if needed.

Thank you,

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Dec 04, 2011
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A&F 45SE Mic
by: C.D.

I have the same mic as yours,(A&F 45SE) I bought it new many years ago (actually the first mic I ever bought) and have lost all the info that was with it when I bought it. I too would like to know what I have and what the M/V & L/H mean.

Feb 24, 2012
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A&F Mic
by: Anonymous

I also have this mic which I bought many years ago to mic a mandolin with. The L and H are low/high impedance settings. The M and V are roll off mode settings for music/voice.

Oct 06, 2014
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MC-45SE NEW
by: Anonymous

I also have 4 of these mikes. I knew the L and H
were impedence, but did not know what the M and V were. Thanks

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