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A microphone is a device that converts acoustic power into electric power, sound waves to electrical voltages, then converted into sound waves that are amplified through speakers.

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The Evolution of the Microphone

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The microphone in the 1600s

The word "microphone" was not used during this time until the 19th century but an English physicist and inventor named Robert Hooke developed an acoustic cup and ...

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  • 1827 - The first person to ever coin the word "microphone" was Sir Charles Wheatstone who was a renowned English physicist and inventor. He was among the ...

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  • The condenser microphone was patented by EC Wente in 1916
  • The RCA company developed the first ribbon microphone used for radio broadcasting in 1920
  • Georg Neumann designed...

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  • James West and Gerhard Sessler patented the electroacoustic transducer, an electret microphone in 1964.
  • In the 1970s, both the dynamic and condenser mics were further enhanced for ...

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The microphone in the 21st century
  • During the 2000s the trend was miniature mics that were applicable for portable devices. MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) made inroads for this technology.
  • In 2010, the Eigenm...

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