Audio People HELP!!! Strange Microphone

I have been looking for microphones for reference audio. My search has led me to picking up an old Audio-technica microphone I can not identify. XLR outputs. Inner grooves for something to screw into it. Made in Japan.





 
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It's an Audio Technica shotgun, but I can't peg the model and there isn't one visible in any of your pictures.

By the way, mics have outputs, not inputs. And where are you seeing "inner grooves for something to screw into it?"
 
Outputs, sorry. The inner edge of the xlr port. Upon further inspection it seems more uniform than corkscrew. I went through the Audio-Technica discontinued microphones. There were a couple similar mics, but nothing exact, at least not in the US.

Sounds decent so far. Have not put it through the paces yet.
 
... where are you seeing "inner grooves for something to screw into it?"
Look at the last picture of the XLR output - there are screw grooves on the inside rim. That is VERY old school. I had a Shure mic in the early 70's that had the same thing; the XLR cable didn't click in, it screwed in. The mic is probably about 35 to 40 years old if it does not have the standard click in XLR connector - good luck finding cables for it.

BTW, if it is a screw-in type a standard XLR cable will fit, but it will not click in firmly, so it could fall out with just a small tug or after even being jostled several times.
 
Look at the last picture of the XLR output - there are screw grooves on the inside rim. That is VERY old school. I had a Shure mic in the early 70's that had the same thing; the XLR cable didn't click in, it screwed in. The mic is probably about 35 to 40 years old if it does not have the standard click in XLR connector - good luck finding cables for it.

BTW, if it is a screw-in type a standard XLR cable will fit, but it will not click in firmly, so it could fall out with just a small tug or after even being jostled several times.
I'm glad you chimed in. Three different cables. They all fit. They all lock into it. The xlr socket has the internal structure to support modern cables. I'm wondering if it is from another region.

Oh, I sent a message to the US branch of Audio Technica. Maybe they can provide an answer.
 
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