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Reviews Summary for Ten Tec 709A
Ten Tec 709A Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $69.00
Description: Model 709A is an omni-directional dynamic microphones designed for use as a communications station microphone for Amateur Radio and other transmitting applications. The unit consists of a die-cast zinc shell with molded sliding PTT on/off switch, dynamic microphone element and detachable multi-wire connection cable. The element has tailored frequency response from 30 Hz to 12 kHz designed for excellent transmit audio in SSB, AM, and FM modes.
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N8VZ Rating: 5/5 Jun 13, 2017 07:40 Send this review to a friend
Best mic with Flex 6500  Time owned: more than 12 months
I recently experimented to find the best mic for use with my Flex 6500. I had been using a Heil Goldline microphone (HM-5). I had two locals listen to A/B comparisons, and the TT-709A won hands down. I should mention that one of the hams who listened to my transmissions teaches audio production at the college level, so he has a good ear and is an excellent judge of such matters. I also have another Heil mic, a HandiMic (HM-5), and the reports with it were between the other two.

The TT-709 was just a mic that I had on the shelf, and hadn't used for awhile. I believe that I originally purchased it to use with a TT-Jupiter.

I have used Heil microphones for years with other rigs, and have in general found them to be the "gold standard." However, in this case with this rig, the TT-709 was clearly the best.

W5KG Rating: 5/5 Apr 29, 2015 08:35 Send this review to a friend
Very, very good  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have owned two of the 709A's. I have also have done a side by side comparison with the PR781, no-one could tell the difference between the two. Also the comparison with TT Orion, Yaesu FT950, and FTDX 3000 with the results the same. Needless to say I sold the PR781 and kept the 709A. A $69 mic vs a $140-180 mic, I sold both of the 781s.
I would have given a 4.5 because PTT slide switch, but I use VOX and a foot switch for PTT. So not really a problem.

$69 with the cord the you can not beat it in my opinion.

Don, W5KG
W9CMD Rating: 5/5 Feb 28, 2013 11:23 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Audio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
At $69 this may be the best buy in microphones. I've owned many many microphones, and paid 4-5 times the advertized price of this one. This mic is just as good as my RE-320. Signal reports are nothing less than super. Clear clean well articulated audio. Equal to or better than most Heil, Shure, or other popular microphones. I've used it with my Omni VII, but should work equally as well with most any modern transceiver requiring a low impedance mic.

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