Throughout the global history of EMI, Abbey Road has acquired probably the greatest in-house collection of vintage and modern microphones.

In recording, the colour and quality of sound you capture at the source is the most important part of the audio chain. Our collection has a colour for every occasion with microphones representing every stage of development from one of the earliest ribbons designed by Alan Blumlein in the 1930’s to the best releases from today.

All of the vintage microphones still use their original valves and diaphragms and are regularly maintained.

ManufacturerModel No.Quantity
AEA (Ribbon) R 84 2
AKG (Valve) C 12 8
AKG (Valve) C 12 VR 2
AKG (Valve) C 24 (stereo) 4
AKG (Valve) C 28 C 1
AKG C 414 EB 4
AKG C 414 B-ULS-TL 2
AKG C 414 ULS-TL2 2
AKG C 414 B-ULS 8
AKG C 414 ULS 6
AKG C 451 E 7
AKG C 451 EB 3
AKG C 451 CB 1
AKG C 452 E 2
AKG C 452 EB 2
AKG CE 1 1
AKG CK 1 (capsule) 8
AKG CK 5 (capsule) 9
AKG CK 8 (capsule) 6
AKG C 422 (stereo) 4
AKG D 19c 3
AKG D 20 9
AKG D 109 1
AKG D 112 5
AKG D 12 2
AKG D 19 1
AKG D 190E 1
AKG D 20 5
AKG D 202 2
AKG D 25 5
AKG D 224E 3
AKG D 30 1
AKG D 707 1
Beyerdynamic M-88 9
Beyerdynamic M-160 (ribbon) 2
Beyerdynamic M-201 10
Brauner VM 1 4
Bruel & Kjaer (DPA) 4003 3
Bruel & Kjaer (DPA) 4006 6
Bruel & Kjaer (DPA) 4006 (TLX) 6
Bruel & Kjaer (DPA) 4007 4
Bruel & Kjaer (DPA) 4011 14
Bruel & Kjaer (DPA) 4015 3
Calrec CM 4050 Soundfield 1
Calrec CM1050C 1
Crown PZM-30 GPB 5
Electrovoice RE-15 4
Electrovoice RE-16 2
Electrovoice RE-18 1
Electrovoice RE-20 13
Electrovoice RE-55 2
Electrovoice EV 1777 1
EMI (Ribbon) RM1B 2
Gefel UM-92.1S 2
Neumann (Valve) M 50 15
Neumann (Valve) M 49 6
Neumann (Valve) M 250 2
Neumann (Valve) M269 1
Neumann (Valve) U 47/48 11
Neumann (Valve) U 47/48 (Nuvistor) 2
Neumann (Valve) U 67 18
Neumann (Valve) KM 53 4
Neumann (Valve) KM 54 10
Neumann (Valve) KM 56 9
Neumann (Valve) KM 64 6
ManufacturerModel No.Quantity
Neumann (Valve) SM 2 (stereo) 2
Neumann KM 83 (capsule) 2
Neumann KM 84 (inc3Din) 28
Neumann KM 86 18
Neumann KM 130 1
Neumann KM 140 4
Neumann KM 184 13
Neumann KM264 2
Neumann TLM 103 2
Neumann TLM 127 1
Neumann TLM 170 15
Neumann TLM 50 9
Neumann U 47 FET 15
Neumann U 87 28
Neumann U 87ai 11
Neumann U 89i 1
Neumann SM 69 (stereo) 2
RCA (Ribbon) 3043 1
RCA (Ribbon) BX-44 5
RCA (Ribbon) DX-77 1
Royer R-121 4
Royer SF-24 (stereo) 1
Sanken CU 41 7
Sanken CMS 2 1
Schoeps MK 2 6
Schoeps MK 21 7
Schoeps MK 2S 4
Schoeps MK 2H 4
Schoeps MK 4 10
Schoeps MK 41 3
Schoeps MK 5 3
Schoeps MK 6 6
Schoeps CMT 54 3
Schoeps CMT 540 1
Schoeps CMT 541 3
Schoeps CMTS 501 U 2
Schoeps MSTC5 1
Sennheiser MD409 U3 12
Sennheiser MD 421 9
Sennheiser MD 421 U4 4
Sennheiser MD 421 U5 11
Sennheiser MD 441 7
Sennheiser MD 441 U 1
Sennheiser MD 441 U3 4
Sennheiser MKH 20 4
Sennheiser MKH 40 1
Shure Beta 57A 2
Shure Beta 58A 7
Shure KSM 32 2
Shure SM 56 1
Shure SM 57 15
Shure SM 58 6
Shure SM 7 18
Shure SM 81 6
Sony C-38 2
Sony C37P 1
Sony EMC 22P 1
STC/Coles 4021E 3
STC/Coles 4032E 2
STC/Coles 4033 4
STC/Coles 4038 (ribbon) 19
Telefunken M12F 1
Vitavox B 50 2
Vitavox B 54 1