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Which power mic to get?

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Which power mic to get?

Post by Biggie Z » Friday, 03 March 2017, 2:58 AM

Hi, first time poster here, I wanted to buy a power mic so I was gonna pick up a new Cobra M75, but a buddy said he had a couple new old stock mics laying around he'd sell me if I want. One's an old Cobra CA-50 power mic made in Japan, the other was an old Diesel 2-4 power mic made in China. Should I take one of these older mics, or get the new M75 and do the resistor mod? I was also looking at getting one of the new D-104 hand mics, but folks are saying the new one's aren't so good and they don't have great reviews online. Thanks for any help.


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Re: Which power mic to get?

Post by MDYoungblood » Wednesday, 08 March 2017, 12:13 PM

Hello Biggie Z,
Welcome to the forum, sorry it took so long to see a response. You had a selection of mics but didn't say what radio you want one on, just need a little more info. While you are posting how about a intro here; viewforum.php?f=89" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; .

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Re: Which power mic to get?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Wednesday, 08 March 2017, 16:27 PM

If it were me....I would get the RF Limited Extreme 2018...

But that's just me....I have 4.
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Re: Which power mic to get?

Post by Chrisnick » Wednesday, 08 March 2017, 16:55 PM

I got the RF limited extreme. It's ok. Not as loud as I expected. The best feature is the talk back. Other wise I use the echo very little.

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Re: Which power mic to get?

Post by pabxone » Thursday, 09 March 2017, 2:33 AM

The older CA50 is a very good microphone - It's certainly better than the M75.

The only downside to the CA50 is that it uses a 7.5 volt battery which is a little harder to get than the normal 9 volt battery used in the M75.

I'd be getting the CA50 - it is a better microphone.


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Re: Which power mic to get?

Post by Biggie Z » Thursday, 09 March 2017, 3:22 AM

Thanks for info. It's going to be used on a Cobra 25.

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Re: Which power mic to get?

Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 09 March 2017, 5:47 AM

I would agree with pabxone, the CA-50 is the better mic of the ones in your selection, would be excellent on a Cobra 25. 7.5v batteries aren't that hard to find here in the states, any camera store and wally world sells them.

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Re: Which power mic to get?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Thursday, 09 March 2017, 18:58 PM

MDYoungblood wrote:I would agree with pabxone, the CA-50 is the better mic of the ones in your selection, would be excellent on a Cobra 25. 7.5v batteries aren't that hard to find here in the states, any camera store and wally world sells them.

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Guess I need to shop at your Wally World! Wally Worlds around here have a hard time keeping AA and AAA battery's in stock...Went in a few weeks ago to get some 9v battery's to change out the ones in my smoke detectors, and no where in the store did they have one 9v battery! :x
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