Microphone Drawer

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Microphone Drawer

Postby nsns » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:07 pm

In the eighties there was a small metall drawer with built-in microphone which was routinely installed in LDS church furniture. Anyone who remembers the manufacturer/ model?

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:10 am

Are you talking about for the sacrament table? I think they still use them. I don't remember any name on them. I'll have to look the next time I'm down there.
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Postby nsns » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:38 am

RussellHltn wrote:Are you talking about for the sacrament table? I think they still use them. I don't remember any name on them. I'll have to look the next time I'm down there.


Thank you, "Sacrament table" was the useful keyword to find it on Google. It is an IVIE IM-10. Unfortunately, I cannot locate it on Ivie's homepage and have to ask them if it is still in production.

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Postby jdlessley » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:36 am

nsg wrote:Thank you, "Sacrament table" was the useful keyword to find it on Google. It is an IVIE IM-10. Unfortunately, I cannot locate it on Ivie's homepage and have to ask them if it is still in production.
Perhaps you can tell us why this of such interest. If you are in need of a replacement then I suggest you contact your Facilities Maintenance (FM) Manager since it is their responsibility to maintain the meetinghouses and equipment such as the Sacrament table microphone and audio.
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Postby lajackson » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:20 am

nsg wrote:Thank you, "Sacrament table" was the useful keyword to find it on Google. It is an IVIE IM-10. Unfortunately, I cannot locate it on Ivie's homepage and have to ask them if it is still in production.


Newer units do not have a drawer. The front cover folds down, uncovering and activating the microphone, and words are printed on the inside of the cover. I have not seen the unit with the drawer in many years.

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:28 am

lajackson wrote:Newer units do not have a drawer. The front cover folds down, uncovering and activating the microphone, and words are printed on the inside of the cover. I have not seen the unit with the drawer in many years.


Ah! Thanks for the correction. You're right. I had forgotten about the drawer mechanism. I think they went away during renovations in part due to the noise of sliding the tray before the mic shut off. The fold down door is simpler and quieter.
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Postby dannykos » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:40 pm

we still have a sliding drawer - all you need to do is draw a line across the drawer at the point just after when the mic turns on - and instruct people to only open it as far as the line... all is well :)

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Postby carljokl » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:00 am

The Drawer models seems to be common place in the UK even on the modern chapels. Perhaps we are just behind the information curve as ever.

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Postby lajackson » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:55 am

Carl Jokl wrote:The Drawer models seems to be common place in the UK even on the modern chapels. Perhaps we are just behind the information curve as ever.


I think it may just have to do with what is available. When the fold-down door broke in one of our meetinghouses, a drawer showed up again.

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Sacrement Mics

Postby StevePoulsen » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:07 pm

There are various manufactures of the sound system componets any more in the USA the standards are BSS, Rane, and Ivie. at the time drawer was introduced and installed it was the standard, andy more, the Fold Down is the standard, and the only one currently manufactured by any of the major suppliers. When the sound systems are replaced, these drawers are replaced with the fold down model, and all newly constructed buildings start out with the fold down model to begin with.
If you had a fold down and it was replaced with a drawer model, it is because that is what your FM Group, or the contractor happened to have lying arround at that moment.


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