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Whats a good mic

Post by nniiss » Monday, 06 November 2017, 8:21 AM

Back when i was younger the Road King 56 was the mic to have. Hover the RK miss now don't seem to be the same as the old ones. What is your mic of choice?


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Post by sonoma » Monday, 06 November 2017, 11:46 AM

I still use the RK56 mics since mine are the old ones. ever so often you can find them on the auction site used.

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Post by PA629 » Monday, 06 November 2017, 11:58 AM

For a non-powered mic, the SkyThumper ST-65DX works well. In the realm of powered mics, the RF Ltd. 2018 Extreme with all the noise crap OFF is a good performer, for a noise cancelling mic the SRA-198 and the new Palomar SL-41 work well. Ultimately, whatever mic your voice sounds best with is the best choice.
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Post by nniiss » Monday, 06 November 2017, 13:12 PM

The SRA-198 was one i was looking at and i think i will try. Thanks!

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Post by sonoma » Monday, 06 November 2017, 16:22 PM

you did not mention that mic in your post. the 198 are good sounding mics.


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Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 06 November 2017, 16:43 PM

The SRA 198 is a good noise cancelling Mic no doubt...Just be prepared you almost have to eat the thing to be herd! Need to get it as close to your teeth as you can without knocking out your teeth! :mrgreen:

Plus, the SRA 198 is a dual-purpose Mic! It also doubles as a self-defense weapon! If attacked, you can swing the Mic by the cord and whack your attacker up-beside his head and knock his butt out! :dance:

SRA 198 available just about everywhere around $30
RF Limited 2018 Extreme no longer made, but can still be found between $80-100. New.
Palomar SL-41 out of production at the moment (looking for new manufacturer) but still available New around $60 supply's are limited so if you see one, you better grab it!

RK56 IMO are junk...

Of the Mic's listed, if it were me I would go with the Palomar SL-41...I have all these Mic's and they are all very good choices, but I have to give the edge to the Palomar...
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Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 06 November 2017, 17:07 PM

I like the Ranger SRA-198 and Jesse is right about it being a good weapon in a bar fight but I bought one of the Palomar SL41's and it is one of the nicest noise cancelling mic's made. First thing you need to do when you get one, (check the sponsor's), hopefully they are in stock, (waited 6 weeks for mine), is to change the AAA battery inside, the one in it is half dead.

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Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 06 November 2017, 17:44 PM

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I like the Ranger SRA-198 and Jesse is right about it being a good weapon in a bar fight but I bought one of the Palomar SL41's and it is one of the nicest noise cancelling mic's made. First thing you need to do when you get one, (check the sponsor's), hopefully they are in stock, (waited 6 weeks for mine), is to change the AAA battery inside, the one in it is half dead.

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Post by sonoma » Monday, 06 November 2017, 19:02 PM

I bought a 2018 mic the other day. it arrived saturday.cost was 27.95 shipped to the house and it is clean and works good. that is one advantage to being up all night and see what shows up. I have got many a good buy's that way. if you snooze you lose.
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Post by Trapper444 » Monday, 06 November 2017, 19:07 PM

:?: How about the ASTATIC D104M6B?

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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 07 November 2017, 10:59 AM

The new Astatic mic's seem not to have the punch of the older models but would be fine if your radio just needs a little boost in modulation, just one thing is it will increase the noise around you as well. If you could find an older model that would be excellent.

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Post by jessejamesdallas » Tuesday, 07 November 2017, 16:22 PM

sonoma wrote:
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I bought a 2018 mic the other day. it arrived saturday.cost was 27.95 shipped to the house and it is clean and works good. that is one advantage to being up all night and see what shows up. I have got many a good buy's that way. if you snooze you lose.
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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 07 November 2017, 16:31 PM

The best handheld microphone Astatic ever put out was the 575. I have a local that owned a CB shop back in the 70's and 80's that still has a few NIB, I've tried to get one from him but it seems the only way is to get it from his widow when he gone. The prices they are going for on the auction site makes you think they are made out of gold.

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Post by PA629 » Thursday, 09 November 2017, 7:42 AM

MDYoungblood wrote:
Tuesday, 07 November 2017, 16:31 PM
The best handheld microphone Astatic ever put out was the 575. I have a local that owned a CB shop back in the 70's and 80's that still has a few NIB, I've tried to get one from him but it seems the only way is to get it from his widow when he gone. The prices they are going for on the auction site makes you think they are made out of gold.

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I also have a local who bought a bunch before they were discontinued (my antenna Elmer, in fact). He's still got 6 BNIB, I mentioned I'd always wanted to try a 575, and he sold me 1 for the insane amount of $40, just what he paid for it. :shock: It's certainly a decent performing mic, but I don't think it's all that and a bag of chips, as to demand the crazy prices people are paying for them these days. :lol:
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Re: Whats a good mic

Post by 443 Arizona » Thursday, 09 November 2017, 8:16 AM

Barjan handheld for $10 , replicates loud or soft

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Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 09 November 2017, 11:01 AM

Big blue wrote:
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Electro Voice RE20 is the bomb.
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A whole lot of bang there for a whole lot of bucks.

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Re: Whats a good mic

Post by De_Wildfire » Sunday, 12 November 2017, 16:21 PM

Best Mic I've used it the 575-M6. They really sound that good on CB and also use a few more on the Amateur Radios. Always get good tone quality reports and they sound natural with some punch. They have a mic gain slider on the right and a tone control slider on the left.


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