[AMRadio] Microphone recomendation

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Tue Sep 22 13:02:19 EDT 2009

Yes, Todd has tried to re-focus the intended discussion!

It normally is helpful.  The individual indeed has a KW-1, Remembered 
that he HAS a Shure-55, as the discussion went, AND is looking to get 
all the "specific" information to work on the modulation deck - in a 
"one shot one kill" strike, as his body can't really tolerate a bunch of 

So the "runaway", with all the garbage of audio processing and D-104s, 
is all beyond where this was started AND ended.

I've yet to understand why this seems to "always" develop this way.

Some want to be Broadcast Engineers at home.  Okay, have a ball!

Some of us only wish to communicate with a "respectable" duplication of 
our voices.  I, for one, seem to have what a bunch of folks "like" for 
an on-air voice.  That comes with NO processing.

I guess it will simply continue until folks get tired.  <sigh>

Bob - N0DGN

Todd, KA1KAQ wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Jim Tonne <tonne at comcast.net> wrote:
>> The discussion had seemingly gotten into a "runaway" mode
>> where folks were telling everyone how to make the input
>> impedance super duper high.  I just sat here shaking
>> my head and wondering why   :-)
> Even more odd since the original question was specific to the KW-1
> transmitter and its associated circuits. I settled on a 4.7 meg resistor in
> my 'updates' which seems to fit my voice well (more midrange than bass). I
> think folks got focused more on the pros ad cons of the crystal D-104 which
> is intentionally a bit peaky. The best thing you can do with the preamp
> versions is bypass the preamp in most cases. The unamplified pre-CB model is
> the one to look for.
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ/4

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