June 23rd, 2006

A stereo recording of an old style telephone. This is a genuine Bell System Ringer Model 687A (8/70) made by Western Electric. It's a tan box about 15x13x6 cm. It was usually placed in a warehouse or far from the main phone so people would know they had a call. Recorded with a Sony ECM-99 Stereo Microphone from about 2 feet away to a SonyMD recorder. There may be a little room noise with amplification.


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    Patriot1776 15 years, 2 months ago

    Absolutely LOVE this sound. I'm familiar with it too, as I have a BUNCH of old ROTARY Bell System phones I've collected.

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    craft1 15 years, 2 months ago

    This is exactly what ive been looking for. 10 out of 10

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    superborn 15 years, 3 months ago

    I want my friends to call me every minut with this sound!
    Amazing, thanks

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    dotlizard 15 years, 3 months ago

    perfect, just absolutely perfect. it's music to *my* ears to have my phone ring with this tone.

    oh and

    -->beerfix: right click the download link, and save.

    -->papercuts06: if you import into iTunes with your (preferences > advanced > importing > import using) set to mp3 that will do it. also Xylisoft converter, which is shareware but you can download for free and it will work to convert this file.

    -->angeliemonette: how to get on phone, depends on phone. try attaching it to an email and sending it to your boss's phone's email addy. or use bluetooth if you've got it. OR if phone has basic browser access can input the URL of the download into the browser and save.

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    millyettwo 15 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you, it is nice to have the old phone ringing again.

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