AES Los Angeles 2014
Historical Event H3

Friday, October 10, 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm (Room 409 AB)


H3 - Benjamin Bauer and the Shure Unidyne Microphone: 75 Years of Audio Legend

Michael Pettersen, Shure Incorporated - Niles, IL, USA

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the Shure model 55 Unidyne Microphone and the Uniphase acoustical network. This historical presentation provides an overview of the life and career of Benjamin Bauer who developed the Uniphase network. Bauer (born Baumzweiger), an immigrant from Ukraine, developed the network at age 24 and it earned him the first of over 100 patents in audio technology. After a twenty year career at Shure Incorporated, Bauer headed audio research for twenty years at CBS Laboratories. Included in the presentation are photos and details of the first Unidyne mic elements constructed by Bauer. These prototypes were uncovered December 2013 in the Shure Archived and have not been seen since the early 1940s. Also included are historical photos of Unidyne microphones from the past 75 years.

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