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turner RK56 vs.. telex-turner RK56

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by johnecashflo, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. johnecashflo

    johnecashflo Wish I Was Here

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    What did turner do to the reliable and great sounding original RK 56..the new mics have dropped the telex name on them and when they did that, they dropped the ball..totally different sounding mics..there horrible sounding..has anyone tried to rework the new mic and if you have did you have any luck with sound improvement... thanks
    SHAME ON YOU TURNER FOR TRYING TO GO CHEAP...now you got a cheap sounding mic..


     

  2. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    Sad, but true. I have one that was made in Mexico. It sounds good. The new ones certainly sound like crap.
     
  3. Watergate

    Watergate Well-Known Member

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    Turner sold the rights to the Mic and the name to Barjan company, who then sold out to DAS Inc.
     
  4. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Sr. Member

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    Turner hasn't existed in the microphone business since Conrac bought them in the 1970's. Telex sold the Turner name to DAS back in 2011 or so, at which point production started in China about Feb 2012.
     
  5. Tucker442

    Tucker442 101E

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    Got that right about Turner going out of business and selling their all their stuff to another company. The newer RK-56 really are junk
     
  6. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Sr. Member

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    How in the World are you guys just now finding out that the RK 56's are junk? They've been junk for some time now!:whistle:
     
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  7. morseguy

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    Same problem here. Had to return mine, sounded terrible.
    Try a Ranger SRA198 non amplified n/c mic. Less than 40 dollars, well made, sounds good.
     

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