Brand new studio mics for under £20!!

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

Post by Tigersaw » 03 Jul 2015, 22:06

I tried mine out on VHF and top band, and everyone said it sounds jolly nice so thanks for the guidance

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Post by Irishman1127 » 03 Jul 2015, 22:27

Good stuff. Can't wait to get mine up and running. I would suggest to anybody that bought them not to use the cable that comes with them. It's pure rubbish. A branded POFC cable of some degree will improve the signal tenfold from the microphone. I took the xlr plug off and binned it
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Post by Tigersaw » 03 Jul 2015, 22:42

Agreed. A decent xlr cable was only £3 odd.
Its quite convenient that with the mixer all levels set for 0db, (except mic gain at minimum, -10db), fed into the 857 data port with gain set at 50 (mid way) is the perfect setting for general ragchew.
The behringer mixer 'compressor' does seem to raise the overall ssb power without too much Italian style distortion.

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Post by Irishman1127 » 03 Jul 2015, 22:54

Yeah. I'm hoping the data port on me 920 will pass audio. Manual is a bit sketchy on the subject...
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Post by Black_Pirate » 04 Jul 2015, 12:46

Is it possible to pass the audio into a laptop and key up the radio using a com port keyer like hrd...and audio out thru a second sound card like the rtty\psk audio or do I need a mixer....any ideas..?
I have audio in\out from the laptop...
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Post by Tigersaw » 04 Jul 2015, 21:56

That sounds perfectly feasible. The mixer I bought has a USB connection to connect to a laptop in order to send the audio and back for 'effects'. This then becomes another channel to mix in or out.

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Post by Black_Pirate » 05 Jul 2015, 08:33

Well have it keying with HrD ...audio rolling just need a local to trim the tone...sending for a ptt switch or making one..:-)
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Post by andymuza » 05 Jul 2015, 11:18

Irishman1127 wrote:Yeah. I'm hoping the data port on me 920 will pass audio. Manual is a bit sketchy on the subject...
Should work George, I have always ran these sort mic's through a Mixer/Pre-amp with some EQing through ACC/DATA ports on my radio's.
I have used TS-870, TS-850, FT-990, FT-950, IC-706, IC-7000, IC-746 and others that I can't remember. Best results have been one the TS-870, TS-850, IC-7000 and FT-950.

The problem with running these microphone's through the front is that the filters in the radio limit the mic capabilities so you will probably lose certain frequencies. Generally going through the rear ACC/Data ports by passes the filters and allows for a greater TX audio frequency range and bandwidth.

Unfortunately it isn't true for all radios but it costs nothing to give it a go.
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Post by Irishman1127 » 05 Jul 2015, 11:26

Yes it kind of defeats the purpose of processing the audio externally only to squeeze it back in through the front jack and filters and amp. That's why I don't like this w2ihy character charging a fortune for his ibox. I mean why bother going to all those rounds but then to undo it all in through the front mic jack. It should work Andy. I'll be testing it soon
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Post by prettypolly » 06 Jul 2015, 18:38

bought a tamco mix 60 mixer for 15 quid boxed at bootsale ,the PSUs are that alone ,so after a bit of googling it has a Mackie board and components inside ,suppose to be Yamaha quality ??

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Post by prettypolly » 06 Jul 2015, 18:40

would this work well bm 800 to mixer to behringer MDX 2200 composer ?

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Post by andymuza » 06 Jul 2015, 20:13

prettypolly wrote:would this work well bm 800 to mixer to behringer MDX 2200 composer ?
It sure will. How are you going to use the 2200?
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Post by prettypolly » 06 Jul 2015, 20:55

it's a case of guess n tweak lots of ola ola four fours lol

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Post by andymuza » 06 Jul 2015, 21:10

Ideally you will connect the mic to the mixer to use as a pre-amp.
Connect the mixer to CH1 of the 2200 to downward expand which cancels unwanted background noise.
Next you would ideally go into an EQ.
And then, you will go into CH2 of the 2200 to compress.
Finally into the radio.

If you are going into the front expect all your hard work setting up to be for nothing when the radio's filters cancel it all out.
If you are going into the rear via an ACC/DATA port then all should sound good.

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

Post by omega » 07 Jul 2015, 11:07

re these mics.
thinking of getting 2.
one for the vhf set, one for hf set.
just wondering, do they fit the boom mic extensions ok.
and are all boom extensions for mics the same fitting, are they standard. just a query before

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