Phonemics: Making Microphones from Telecom Trash

Phonemics are part of an effort to defeat tech obsolescence through turning discarded technologies into newly-imagined gadgets.

They are balanced, XLR-out, studio and stage-ready microphones made from 1990’s payphone receivers. Each Phonemic contains a (new old stock) vintage carbon element telephone receiver and an original printed circuit board. Current models (pictured here) are encased in a powder-coated 125B diecast aluminum enclosure and topped with a payphone receiver cap.

Released under ThinkingHz. Sold at the Depop Goldmind shop at Artists & Fleas, the NYC Internet Yami-Ichi and other such places across NYC.

45 Phonemics have been sold to date.

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