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HA7WX  Rating: 4/5 Aug 15, 2014 06:32  Send this review to a friend!
Goog Mic after a little mod  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had this microphone as a combo with my TS-870 back then when i bought it used.
This mike is very good especially on the used market, so if you're on a budget, this one will fit the bill between 50 and 60 euros depending on its condition.
One mod is necessary and it won't ruin the microphone's aesthetics: you carefully need to unscrew the small grid on the goose neck to have access to the electret mic element. Take care not to scratch your mike.
Gently pull it outside with tweezers by 1/4 inch just enough to stick transparent tape, so that you insulate it electrically from the goose neck and the rest of the mike. Push it back in place and carefully screw back the grid.
This is the easy and sure way to cure the mike against RFI.
Otherwise this microphone has a flat response and a little on the lower medium side, so it's a bit boring and not punchy.
Would i recommend it? Yes to the HAM on a budget and who wants a pretty decent mic with clear modulation to replace the hand-mic of his Kenwood rig.
Product is in production.
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