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Reviews Summary for Astatic 575-M6 Ceramic Teardrop
Astatic 575-M6 Ceramic Teardrop Reviews: 15 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $60 new / 36 Used
Description: Ceramic hand microphone 575-M6
Product is in production.
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N1KSN Rating: 5/5 Dec 15, 2003 10:31 Send this review to a friend
An excellent value  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
After reading the previous review, I did a Google search and found this microphone for $40 at a CB store in Michigan. Once I received it, I rewired the PCB so that the 9 volts would be taken from my Ten Tec Jupiter's mic jack. (I had to shoehorn the PCB out of the mic housing, cut a couple of traces, reroute the +9v line, and add a jumper. Fortunately, the mic instructions come with a schematic, which can also be found on Astatic's website.) A 4 pin mic plug was then installed on the cord.

With the mic put back together I got on the air and found that with my "standard" Jupiter settings of 85% mic gain and 40% processing, the best results were with the volume slider at 50% and the tone slider at 30% (from the lower position of max bass).

I asked everyone I could for an audio report and consistently got very good reports. I also got an unsolicited positive report. This is not a high-fi mic, but its (somewhat adjustable) frequency response is just what you want for effective voice communications.

I think this is a great bargain, considering what some microphones cost these days; but get one while you can, as one website stated that this product has been discontinued by Astatic.
NJ6F Rating: 5/5 Dec 5, 2003 03:31 Send this review to a friend
The Best Ceramic Handheld Mic with Gain & Tone Control !!!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I was looking for a ceramic cartridge without all the base station weight...a nice handheld with balanced performance enough base, mid and highs.
This one does it, hands down..... for my FT100D works perfect. Set rig gain to max 100, set Xmit DSP to either 2 for more brilliance/highs or 1 DSP for more base. Then just use the 575-M6 mic with the 9 volt battery with gain at 7 and tone slider at 2.
Its perfect......and for you HF Pack low power battery guys...this is the mic for drive your rig decently... its not just the tone, its the drive that gets you there. I had stations telling me I had powerful audio even when the signal was down to nothing they said the audio did not change... Great for all rigs. No Processing needed but if you must for the DX have fun. I would just put the xmit DSP on FT100 to highlight the highs... the mic has plenty of bass to compliment the extra highs. No need for all that Heil mic stuff...all is adjustable with one mic.
A real find....73 all. Rich NJ6F
M5TAW Rating: 5/5 May 23, 2003 04:44 Send this review to a friend
Great mic  Time owned: more than 12 months
Have used my teardrop mic with FT 747, Alinco DX70 with great results. More pleasant audio than standard mic and more output = more contacts. Very well made mic and the 9 volt battery lasts well. Looking forward to wiring upto my 817, should be a good combination as the 817 needs more drive in my opinion.
STEVE Rating: 5/5 May 12, 2002 16:31 Send this review to a friend
nice mike  Time owned: more than 12 months
Works well on dx70 & 570,well made a real treat when used mobile
G0UIH Rating: 5/5 Jan 31, 2000 09:29 Send this review to a friend
Superb Mobile Mic  Time owned: unknown months
Ditch the "Standard" mic on your mobile setup.
You wont be dissapointed with this product.
Its very happy, especially with HF mobiles, punching through without too much "Background Noise". I have run mine with many HF thing on setup, run the HF rig with NO processor.
I wouldn't be without it!
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