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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    Coolismo 15 years, 5 months ago

    Very cool sound -- one I can use to make French bells sound in the cool British dual ring (rrring rrring!).

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    nmunky 15 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks for this, beats the heck out of the default ringer on my softphone

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    beerfix 15 years, 5 months ago

    Great sound, but it keeps opening in a quicktime plugin, which I cant save. Is there a link directly to the file so I can save it to disk instead of using the http link?

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    papercuts06 15 years, 6 months ago

    Ok a newbie question. How do I turn this giant file size into a small mp3 to use on my mobile phone? It's Motorola W375.

    Searched the ofrum but couldn't find it there.

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    FlashFWD 15 years, 7 months ago

    Nice, thanks.

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