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Reviews Categories | Microphones | Electro Voice 664 Help


Reviews Summary for Electro Voice 664
Electro Voice 664 Reviews: 13 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $100 + used
Description: Vintage Dynamic Microphone, still a very good sounding mic
Big, shiny and heavy, a real hammer.
Product is in production.
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K7LZR Rating: 5/5 Mar 28, 2003 05:37 Send this review to a friend
Wonderful microphone  Time owned: more than 12 months
I use an EV-664 on a Kenwood TS-430s and get excellent audio reports everywhere I talk. I have also used this mic with several other rigs with similar results. Fairly recently, I was using it on an old Heathkit DX-60B on AM and the guys could'nt tell me enough how good it sounded for such a small transmitter. Anyway, I just love this microphone and it's nice to look at too :)
 
K0JPJ Rating: 5/5 Dec 1, 2002 04:56 Send this review to a friend
One of the best!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I concour with our neighbor in VE land....the
664 is a rare jewell. I have two which I have
used on everything from a Collins KWS-1 to S Lines and most recently Kenwood gear. From the
day I plugged in the first one I have had excellent audio reports. Actually am a RTTY/CW
operator but do like to have decent audio on the
occasions I operate phone.

Most all 664 owners have rewired the small slide
switch on the front to serve as a PTT switch. It
is easy to do and can be restored should you wish.

It was common in the '60s to see rows of them
in various news broadcasts..... I recall a UN
Security council telecast in which all the mikes
were 664s.

Sweet sounding, elegant appearance, and built like
a battleship. My first one cost $52.00 new with
the heavy base....1963. Second was in late 60's
and bout $80.00. In looking at the inflated prices of todays microphones I think $100 for a
good used 664 is most reasonable.

 
VE7AZC Rating: 5/5 Dec 1, 2002 01:24 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding Quality  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
For a vintage mic this baby really does the job with bells on. I give it a 5 taking it's age into consideration. It's like the boatanchor of microphones. Straight into my TS870 it sounds really flat, just like a good mic should. After running it through some external EQ it really sounds great. Very articulate reproduction, crisp highs and lows, (no trace of the usual mudiness which seems to turn up in the less expensive condensers) no raspiness in the nasal mid zone. Makes my awful voice sound almost good ;-)

In adittion it really looks good (lotsa shine), and can be used in self defence in case of an intruder, it weighs about 3 or 4 pounds.

I prefer it over the typical condenser mic simply because it's less sensitive to room noise and vibration noise on the desk. If you can get a good one for around $100 or so, you will enjoy it IMHO.

Cheers,

Herb
 
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