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recommendation on non amplified

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by 1iwilly, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Active Member

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    ok now that my 2000 gtl and 148 gtl side mike are back working again bought them use with issues put both back to stock with that said i need a recommendation on a non amplified desk or handheld microphone that would give me that big radio sound on transmit. as of now, all I have is the stock cobra coffin mike


     

  2. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    Behringer XM8500
     
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  3. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    Sorry to post this again but this made my coffin mic sound spectacular. I think you can put damn near any crapola non amplified mic on this (and i have) and it will sound great. I have a home modified D104 on it now and i still get random people tell me im very loud but also very clear and want to know what mic im using.


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  4. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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  5. bob85

    bob85 Supporting Member

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    A couiple of locals use the ur6qw,

    my buddys 706mk2g with urq blew his ic7000 with and without the usa guys mic mods so far into the weeds he sold the 7000 within a week.
    most locals me included like the sound of that setup better than his ic7600 & 2x 991a's.

    I don't like noise gates thumping in and out but that one sort of works,
    not as good a downward expander but it gets rid of the wife & kids & tv without sounding too thumpy.

    probably wont measure well but sounds ok if your not looking for wideband audio..

    another buddy has the older version without noise gate, he never was able to get a good sound from it, no idea why.
     
  6. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    CB mics in general are overpriced crap. You can get a decent studio or stage mic and a boom for less than some people have wrapped up in a D104. Get a thumb switch or foot pedal to key the radio and you're golden.
     
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  7. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    A straight mike on the Cobra 2000 will require you to close-talk it. If your objective is to sit back from the mike a foot or so, you'll need an amplified mike.

    And a straight non-amplified D104 is not compatible with this radio.

    73
     
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  8. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    Screw those troublesome high z crystal elements.
    I found a dynamic hand mic i got good reports with and harvested the element. Luckily it barely fit in the d104 head. I paid $115 for the UG8 stand which was NIB with a brand new d104 head in the original moisture proof bag. The head i rebuilt is a spare i had that had a bad element. I still have the new one put away.
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  9. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    Yep. Screw 'em! I have a couple here that are unamplified. One works OK with the old Johnson transmitters but I built the external modulator and never looked back. Some people around here "collect" d104s and have a fortune tied up in them. I use a RE27ND on everything but my 2m/440 rig.

    A friend down the street used to make these boards but he hasn't been on the air in a few years. http://d104.net/
     
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  10. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    Heres what i did to mine.
    Im sure i can get what i paid for the entire mic for just the head.
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  11. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    Been running my urq6w for 9 months now and wouldn't trade it. The difference with and without is night and day. I made a 6 pin male x 4 pin female pigtail so i can use it on near any radio i want.
     
  12. dave457

    dave457 Sr. Member

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    It's all about personal preference...
    What you can afford and what works for you
     
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  13. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Active Member

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    i like that idea with the modification of an element from cobra coffin mike

     
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  14. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Active Member

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    how difficult is it to convert tug8 to non amplified all the one on ebay are amplified
     
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  15. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    The element i used was from a creaky Cobra CA73 hand mic. Im sure a coffin element will fit also. I used a clone box 3" x 1/2" neoprene insert to hold the element. Easy to cut and fits perfect in the ring.
     
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