[AMRadio] Microphone recomendation


Gerald Stockinger cliogunsmith at centurytel.net
Tue Sep 22 13:30:23 EDT 2009


Since I am the troublemaker that started this thread I want to say 
thanks to Bob and Todd. I will admit that I have enjoyed watching this 
thread veer off toward the moon and I will also say I enjoyed reading 
all the different comments. I agree with Bob's summation. Right on. If I 
wanted to run a broadcast station I would buy one. As Todd summed it up 
I am going to make the recommended audio changes to the KW-1 including 
jumpering the clipper and eliminating the splatter filter. I will start 
with the Shure 55SH that I have and may also try other mics. But it will 
stop there. No outboard processing, equalizing, or compressing. Thanks 
to all that responded and now maybe you can help with the request for 
D104 rebuilding that I just posted

73
Jerry K9GOZ



rbethman wrote:
> 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 
> removals.
>
> 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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