Vintage Darome Desk Microphone - Conferencing or Public Address Mic

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“Can we get some order in the room please,” Ed Hemley growled as he leaned forward into the Darome microphone that stood on the the folding table in front off him.

“You can’t order us around here Hemley,” a voice called out from the back of the room.

“I heard that Bob Fetch,” Ed said in a condescending tone. He reached for his gavel and began to bang it repeatedly, “Order…order…order…”

It was the 1982 annual meeting of the Sunrise Estates water district and Board chairman, Ed Hemley was loosing control of the room as angry homeowners vented their outrage at the 5% increase in water rates imposed under emergency order by the sitting board members. The board made the executive decision to raise the rates to cover the damage done after Melvin Belchner tore up the water main a few weeks prior while digging fence posts.

“Make Belcher pay for the damage, he’s the blockhead who broke the lines,” Mr. Fetch yelled out.

“Yeah let’s make Belcher pay…Belcher has to pay…Belcher, Belcher, Belcher,” The crowd began to chant.


Ed rolled his eyes, unplugged his mic and let anarchy prevail.

For sale is a working public address/conference desk model 431B desk microphone made by Darome in the late 1970s to early 1980s with a great retro look. This mic was designed for meetings and teleconferencing back in the day but should work with just about any amp/speaker setup with .25" mic input. We used it on an inexpensive karaoke machine and it worked great. It features an all aluminum body with brown finish and stands 9.5" tall and has a 6" X 4" base. The microphone has a large "push-to-talk" button on the base and comes with a 10' cord with .25" (6.3 mm) mono jacks. The mic is directional and best used at approx. 8" away from the mouth. It is designed so that it can also be daisy-chained to other like mics for conference/interview use and has two female .25" inputs on the back--we have several available should you want more than one.

We tested this microphone and it works great and also daisy-chained several and that function works well too. As mentioned we have several of these available and they are all in nice vintage condition, very clean with hardly a scratch on it. Two units have some worn finish on the back bottom edge.

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Shipping from United States

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We take great care in packing items but on rare occasions an item can be damaged in shipping. All items shipped within the USA are automatically insured against damage. If your item arrives damaged contact us within 5 days from the delivery date so we can process a claim/refund.

We are not responsible for items delivered to your home or business that are lost or stolen after delivery has been confirmed. If you would like us to require a signature upon delivery, please let us know prior to ordering and we will add that option for a nominal cost.

We offer combined shipping discounts on most items (see shipping costs on each item). Please note that Etsy handles combined discounts this way: You pay full listed shipping cost on the item with the most expensive shipping cost and then the combined shipping discount applies to additional items (of lesser shipping costs) on your order.

We are happy to ship internationally on most items but realize that heavy and/or bulky items will be very expensive to ship so we may note on an item that international shipping is not available.The most cost-effective means for shipping internationally is by U.S. Postal Service (either First Class or Priority International mail) but tracking is often unavailable for items sent this way. International delivery times vary from country to country. An item may take anywhere from 7 to 30 days and occasionally longer and depends upon customs or local delivery delays. We have shipped many items all over the globe with very few problems, but items can get lost or stolen along the way. Should an item be lost in the mail, we will provide you with a copy of the U.S Customs form which is proof that we sent the item. The international buyer will be responsible for contacting their own country's customs/mail officials to trace a lost item's whereabouts. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY OF ITEMS SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.

Also note that the international buyer is responsible for any duty or customs fees charged by your country.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

At the Leaping Lemming, We like happy customers! Upon receipt of your purchased item, check for any shipping damage and Convo or email us ASAP if there is shipping damage or other issues.

We accept returns on items within 14 days of receipt. If you are returning an item for whatever reason, contact us within 14 days to arrange for a return. Once we receive the item back in good condition, a full refund (less original shipping cost) will be issued to you. Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges and original shipping charges unless we deem that an item was not as described. Returned items must be in original condition with all original parts and be packed well for damage-free shipping.

NOTE- We try and describe items as if we were the buyer so carefully read all item descriptions. Most returns can be avoided if you read sizes, descriptions, etc. carefully and Convo us with any questions you might have prior to purchasing.


The vintage items we sell are over 20 years old (some are much older) and are sold "as is." We do not imply any warranty beyond the 14 day return policy described above. This means that if an item breaks or ceases to function after 14 days of receipt no refund or return option is available.

Some large/bulky furniture items may come to you partially disassembled to keep your shipping costs down and we will state that on the item description. The buyer is responsible for correctly reassembling an item. If you have any questions about reassembly or are not certain that you have reassembled properly, please contact us prior to using the item. If you would prefer to have an item sent to you fully assembled--contact us prior to purchasing so that we can provide a shipping cost for a fully assembled piece. Note- some items may not be available for shipping if they are not partially disassembled. Fully assembled pieces are always available for local pick-up.

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