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Reviews Summary for Yaesu MD-200 Hi-Fi Desktop Microphone
Yaesu MD-200 Hi-Fi Desktop Microphone Reviews: 55 Average rating: 4.7/5 MSRP: $$399.00
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KX7P Rating: 5/5 Jun 18, 2017 22:26 Send this review to a friend
SUPERB AUDIO & LOOKS  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've owned my MD-200 for about 8 years and I've tested it extensively on HF and compared it with my MD-100 microphone using my Yaesu FT 9000, 5000, 2000, 897d and 857d transceivers. Although the MD 100 perform excellent, the MD-200 had a noticeable improvement to the quality of my audio as judged with on the air testing with people who know my voice. I must admit the purchase price is high, but the performance, construction quality, and appearance of this microphone justify that cost. It's a beautiful complement to your modern Yaesu station. Tim KX7P
W8IDL Rating: 5/5 Jun 8, 2016 12:47 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Performance  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Having read some of the negative eHam reviews, I was hesitant to purchase this microphone. Finally bought that FTdx5000 Limited though, and thought it was time to upgrade the microphone. I bought the Yaesu MD200a8x, connected it to the radio, and it works like a champ! The volume was equal to the Yaesu MD100 so no problem there. I left it in the factory "flat" internal setting in the microphone and used the radio to tailor the audio response curve I wanted.

One really cool feature is a big red transmit LED just below the mic screen. This microphone is well constructed, performs well, and looks great! I am very happy I bought this for my new 5000: it is a keeper!
KH6TA Rating: 5/5 Dec 17, 2015 10:31 Send this review to a friend
Awesome sound, a "keeper"!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This mic blows the MH31 hand mic away! I prefer using a hand mic (easier), but DX calls get answered with this one! It is on the pricey side, but worth the $$$
ON4MHO Rating: 5/5 Jan 3, 2014 01:42 Send this review to a friend
Excellent audio  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have been using this mic for several months now and all I can say is wowww! Beautiful design, rugged, excellent audio, a really nice addition to the shack. Just a little compression and I am often complimented about my audio. A real keeper.
CR7000 Rating: 5/5 Jul 6, 2013 13:06 Send this review to a friend
Super  Time owned: more than 12 months
It looks super and also works just as good as it looks

Used with my FT-897D, all functions work as they should.

No need for an adaptor cable, as the lead is reversible so i can use the modular or circular connector - Genius

A little pricy, but very unique and worth the investment
SV1QOT Rating: 5/5 Apr 11, 2013 13:37 Send this review to a friend
AMAZING!!!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Great mic,
I combined with my yaesu ft -950.
GOEDK Rating: 4/5 Feb 14, 2013 02:52 Send this review to a friend
Overpriced glamour piece  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have the MD-1 which I use with my FT950, I have been given great reports which for $60 second hand is ok, I had the chance of the MD 200 for the same price so I did a side by side test with local hams, "they sound exactly the same", so not wanting two mics I gave it back. Maybe I should have kept it as a spare, but I am on here to give a report, and I recon the Mike is way over priced-like everything!!
N2FSU Rating: 4/5 Nov 16, 2012 06:46 Send this review to a friend
Great Mic with Modifications  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought my Mic for my FT-847 about a year ago. I love the retro look of the mic. I use my 847 for HF as well as VHF/UHF FM. On HF I had great audio reports using the Mic, however on FM the reports were that my audio was low even with the mic gain turned all the way up. To fix that, I bought a 3 wire electret condenser microphone element which was easy to add as the second mic element. Now while on FM I am told that the mic has the best fidelity of any other mic I have ever used. The only other complaint with the mic I have is that to access the low cut switch you have to completely dismantle the base of the microphone. To fix that I de-soldered the switch from the current location and re-soldered it to the opposite side of the same board. Then I cut a small hole in the bottom cover of the microphone. Now I can get to the low cut easily. I know I rated the mic a 4 out of 5, but since I have done all these mods I easily rate this mic a 5++.
W9KDX Rating: 4/5 Feb 24, 2012 18:26 Send this review to a friend
Good, but needs some tweaking.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
First, I read a number of old reviews stating that there was too much bass and that there was a "secret" switch on the back of the circuit board in the base that needed to be reset to "B". This is still the case. For me, this mike still has too much base. Possibly, bass response is hard to do and the manufacturer felt a Hi Fidelity mike would be one with more bass than the rest. In any case, I needed to adjust the ring around the element to the 7 o'clock position as well as significantly roll off base response in my transceiver to get what I felt was a realistic response. At that point, the audio was excellent; crisp and clear.

From my perspective, the fit and materials are worth $100. The quality of the element and the adjustments are another $100. Yaesu charges another $100 just to get their name and a match for their other products and the last $70 is just an overcharge. However, it looks like nothing else I can find. If you like this look, you will love this mike. Just do your best to forget how much you will have to spend.
K9EE Rating: 4/5 Jan 26, 2012 16:11 Send this review to a friend
Great Microphone  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had my MD-200 for about 12 years and find it to be a great microphone to match my FT-1000MP MKV. I get great audio reports all the time. However, I am now having the intermittent problem mentioned several times in the forum. I called Yaseu and they told me they didn't carry the main PTT switch or the circuit board any longer. Has anyone changed out the PTT switch and what switch did you use.
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