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looking for a desk top mic

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Gear Swapshop' started by Cold War Vet, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Cold War Vet

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    KI7RPM

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    hey all
    im looking for a desk top mic for my Kenwood TS-120S
    i need to get rid of this hand held


     

  2. Tallman

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    I have a D104 lollipop and a Turner and I have another one that has ECHO built in.
     
  3. Cold War Vet

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    Tallman dont need echo
    in youre opinion which one would work best on my kenwood
     
  4. Cold War Vet

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    im thinking the turner would do me right
     
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    To be honest I don't know. I always used hand mikes on everything.
    I also have one that is retro looking it is an astatic and looks something like this.
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    If you’re on a budget, try an old school Shure 444 off Ebay. It’s been a tried and proven winner for years. Many hams still prefer them on their rigs like the TS-120S. The Kenwood MC-60A is another popular mic that has a built in preamp (on or off). The preamp is not adjustable, but will add a little audio boost when turned on.
     
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    yeah im gonna keep looking this SBE handheld is ok but a pain in the ass as well
     
  9. 338_MtRushmore

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    I went the xlr route for ease of future upgrades. I got a used heil boom off ebay, a behringer xm8500 and a heil cable for a little over $100. I wasn't sure about the boom, but it is so much better than a desk mic. I'm still evaluating the mic, but for $20 it is pretty amazing so far. "Professionals" claim it is very similar in performance to the Shure sm58.

    Are you wanting a ppt on the base, a hand/foot switch, or vox?
     
  10. Cold War Vet

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    Funny how different we can be. I only went with a boom because of space constraints.

    I would definitely go with some sort of a dynamic cardioid mic. Aside from that, its hard to guess what would be good for you, your voice, and your usage.
     
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    let me know what desk mic. your looking for chances are i have what your looking for. if not i can find it.
     
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    im looking for a decent mic for sideband maybe an old kenwood mic or a turner sidekick i currently have a sbe hand held seems to work good but tired of hand helds want a desk top with PTT and vox if possible
     
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    I'm a fan of the Turner +3 myself.
     
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    TBA im thinking thats the one im wanting
     

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