Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Irishman1127 » 27 Jun 2015, 07:58

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Irishman1127 wrote:Is yours phantom powered or battery Tim?
Battery.

Straight into the FT950.
Thanks. Anyone know for definite where I can find the Phantom powered on on the Bay?
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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Tigersaw » 27 Jun 2015, 08:58

This is the one I bought from Amazon, definitely 48v phantom supply

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Floureon%C2%AE- ... %28Blue%29

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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Irishman1127 » 27 Jun 2015, 09:40

Want to find it on the Bay. I've money in PayPal I want to buy it with
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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Black_Pirate » 27 Jun 2015, 10:10

Yes 13CT013 certainly sounding good....very good... I guess I need a change over lead...
I did think I could pass the audio thru the laptop into the radio via sound card and key it with the serial port....data connection etc etc...
Mine needs the power so not quite sure how to proceed...
May be thru the MD1 ptt base...! It's photom power supply that's the prob any ideas...
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Post by Irishman1127 » 27 Jun 2015, 10:32

Or just use a mixer with a phantom supply. Less faffing about. Key it with a foot switch. Plus the mixer will give you an eq to play with
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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by prettypolly » 27 Jun 2015, 13:54

microphone 10.20.. spare xlr cable m to f cost £1.99.. mixer 34.99 ..ptt switch £1.00 is it working not yet but its on going..

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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Toobad » 27 Jun 2015, 16:17

Irishman1127 wrote:Anyone know for definite where I can find the Phantom powered on on the Bay?
You could try the Yinger brand of BM-800. That requires phantom power and is available on the Bay of E for £12.87 delivered at the moment.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Sound-Stu ... rmvSB=true
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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Kaos » 27 Jun 2015, 19:49

Just off the radio with a friend in 68 Div and he has his NON BATTERY BM 800 look alike mic wired direct to his ICOM 735 WITHOUT the need for a phantom power supply.

He is going to send me (by email) his flowchart of how he has done this, so there might be hope for users out there with the NONE 1.5v ones.

And I will post it up here for info.

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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Irishman1127 » 27 Jun 2015, 20:02

It will work but not as it should as it wont be operating at line level as it should. Like using a CB powermic with no battery really. You wont get the best from it running it non powered like that...
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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Toobad » 27 Jun 2015, 21:22

IIRC, on a standard 8-pin Foster mic plug wired for Icom, the radio outputs +8V DC to Pin 2. That is how he is getting the mic to work on his Icom IC-735.
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Post by gmham » 27 Jun 2015, 22:15

Need to find a uk supplier off the battery powered version, seems the ebay suppliers mentioned over on the CT forum have sold out, anyone else suggest a source ?
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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Kaos » 28 Jun 2015, 06:36

Toobad wrote:IIRC, on a standard 8-pin Foster mic plug wired for Icom, the radio outputs +8V DC to Pin 2. That is how he is getting the mic to work on his Icom IC-735.
12 points goto Toobad.

There is the answer Mr 1127. Simples really.

These mics take owt from 1.5 to 48(?)v. So after talking to him at length last night he is indeed getting the full benefit from the mic as we played with the settings for a good 30 mins.

So all is not lost if one of your mic pins puts out +8v. Just make sure that the mic etc is wired the right way.

He also has an extensive range of other "Studio" mics.

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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Toobad » 28 Jun 2015, 07:08

The same goes for many Yaesu radios. Pin 2 of the mic socket on the radio's front panel supplies +5V DC. This is really the lowest voltage you can get away with for the phantom power variants and even then you will probably find you need to really crank your mic gain up far higher than usual to get satisfactory performance.
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Post by Irishman1127 » 28 Jun 2015, 07:52

That was my point. Full phantom voltage.... Full performance. It might be 42v but it's very low current
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Re: Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

Post by Black_Pirate » 28 Jun 2015, 17:00

So if I get a small Beringer type mixer from eBay £10 + quid that feeds the mic with maybe a tweak or two ....and a lead to the radio...yeasu £20 from eBay the ones with a ppt input on the side....
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