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Reviews Categories | Microphones for ham radio | Tentec 700C Help

Reviews Summary for Tentec 700C
Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $unknown
Description: A low impedance hand mic with a condenser electet element and four pin foster plug for use on Tentec and other transceivers
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K7NA Rating: 4/5 Jan 6, 2012 10:54 Send this review to a friend
Reasonably Good Hand Mic  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I recently acquired an example of this microphone on an auction and placed it into use on my Tentec Orion transceiver. It replaced a lackluster Tentec 703 hand mic which employs a rather low output dynamic element. The low-impedance 700C uses a powered electret element that offers a rather flat, high audio output but does require power from the rig or use of a 9-volt transister battery housed inside the mic case. I found the audio quality to be characteristic of the electret type element, that is to say a flat response, but it responded well to EQ adjustments within the radio. The result yielded numerous on-air comments of reasonably good audio quality. The push-to-talk lever does take some effort to depress and hold and since the lever connects power to the small internal pre-amp and element, there is a characteristic pop in the make and break when using the push-to-talk button. Evidently, Tentec no longer offers any microphones employing high output electret elements and has migrated toward dynamic element offerings for use on desk or in hand.

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