Sirtel Cardioid Dynamic Desk Mic BSA- 601A

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Sirtel Cardioid Dynamic Desk Mic BSA- 601A

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Picked up a Sirtel 601A desk mic (made in the UK),and just wanted to see if anyone else is still using one/or has used one in the past,thanks in advance.

There doesn't seem to be that much info online about these mics,compared to the likes of Sadeltas and Turners.

The tx audio from me that is being received by other's,is being heard nice and clear.

The mic looks to be well made and has a fair weight to it.
Grant mk1,
Kl- 203 amp,
Sgm @ 35 ft.

Plenty are talking worldwide on 27.555 usb,
Rsgb are too far up their own @rses to admit it,
Many happen to know otherwise dx-ing test free,
Showing a complete lack of respect for the law.

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i just scrapped two of these

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I got one in lovely condition, set up right they work really well, it's for sale if anyone is interested, PM me.

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The mic was connected to a Galaxy Saturn (Taiwan ROC) that I got from a mate the other day.
Grant mk1,
Kl- 203 amp,
Sgm @ 35 ft.

Plenty are talking worldwide on 27.555 usb,
Rsgb are too far up their own @rses to admit it,
Many happen to know otherwise dx-ing test free,
Showing a complete lack of respect for the law.

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I think I had one of those years ago. Does it have a big chrome front grille like the front of a 50's American car like a Cadillac and a horizontal slider for the mic' gain on a silver or chrome panel?

From memory, it was nothing special (think it was quite heavy or chunky on the base???) and I think I swapped it for a very tatty Turner Expander which I resprayed.

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Your right chrome head, big and chunky, but it did work well, want to sell it because bought another microphone.

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07 Dec 2019, 21:20
I think I had one of those years ago. Does it have a big chrome front grille like the front of a 50's American car like a Cadillac and a horizontal slider for the mic' gain on a silver or chrome panel?

From memory, it was nothing special (think it was quite heavy or chunky on the base???)
Yes the front is like a car grill Collector,and it is the talk lock that sits on a silver panel.

Either side of the neck at the base,there are 2 x 3.5mm jack plug sockets to the left,and a silver rotary for the audio level on the right.
Grant mk1,
Kl- 203 amp,
Sgm @ 35 ft.

Plenty are talking worldwide on 27.555 usb,
Rsgb are too far up their own @rses to admit it,
Many happen to know otherwise dx-ing test free,
Showing a complete lack of respect for the law.

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Ahh..can't remember all that other stuff, but you're talking of 35+ years ago I reckon so I'm not surprised.

I must admit I wasn't into base mic's as I used to hide under my quilt with a hand-held mic' (usually a 007 one) and headphones on most of the time, so I didn't disturb my parents at 3am.

One base mic' I did keep for a few years was a Sadelta Echo one, as it just sounded much better than everything else I'd ever tried for clarity. Different mic's/ mic' elements suit different people's voices though.

I don't own a single one nowadays as I rarely TX anyway. The last 2 I had were both nicely tarted-up Sadeltas, but even they ended up on ebay last year.
I have 3 hand-held power mic's, but am still looking for a decent and fully-working 007, as every one I buy seems to be faulty or buzzing.

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Yes that's the mic Claude,someone must have put the 2 x 3.5mm jacks on at some stage.Thanks for the info :thumbup:
Grant mk1,
Kl- 203 amp,
Sgm @ 35 ft.

Plenty are talking worldwide on 27.555 usb,
Rsgb are too far up their own @rses to admit it,
Many happen to know otherwise dx-ing test free,
Showing a complete lack of respect for the law.

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The Collector wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 20:17
Ahh..can't remember all that other stuff, but you're talking of 35+ years ago I reckon so I'm not surprised.

I must admit I wasn't into base mic's as I used to hide under my quilt with a hand-held mic' (usually a 007 one) and headphones on most of the time, so I didn't disturb my parents at 3am.

One base mic' I did keep for a few years was a Sadelta Echo one, as it just sounded much better than everything else I'd ever tried for clarity. Different mic's/ mic' elements suit different people's voices though.

I don't own a single one nowadays as I rarely TX anyway. The last 2 I had were both nicely tarted-up Sadeltas, but even they ended up on ebay last year.
I have 3 hand-held power mic's, but am still looking for a decent and fully-working 007, as every one I buy seems to be faulty or buzzing.
Dave wood had a boxed one

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I'll keep a look out then thanks.

I've had 3 tinned ones that all turned out to be faulty in one way or another. Even my resprayed gold-coloured one had a little annoying buzz and I'd tried it on 2 or 3 radios.

Anyway, sorry for going off topic.

Yes Claude, that's the one I remember with that ugly car-style front grille. Last time I saw one that big it was in the film "Christine"! ;)

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