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D104 to Kenwood TS2000

Discussion in 'Microphones, Speakers & Audio Processing' started by K3AXR, Apr 21, 2012.

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  1. K3AXR

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    I just purchased ana Astatic D104 microphone for old times sake. I have a Kenwood TS2000 and need to not only adapt the connectore but match the impedance. The data I found on says I need to build an Active Buffer-Amplifier. Does anyone offer this as an already built unit? I'm basically lazy and if I can but this as well as the needed changes from the 4-pin mic connector on the mic to an 8-pin for the TS2000. Any thoughts on this will be greatfully appreciated.
    de K3AXR
    Dell Palmer
  2. KD8DEY

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    On the bottom of the D-104 is there a small hole with an adjustment inside??
  3. W0LPQ

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  4. W9GB

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    Dell -

    Great, but Astatic built the D-104 over a 70 year period -- SO you need to determine the BASE
    that your purchase has. THIS will determine the options and choices for matching impedances to
    your Kenwood TS-2000 transceiver.

    D-104 Schematics of various base stands.

    The "G" and "UG8" stands do not have a pre-amplifier or impedance matching transformer.
    In those instances, the crystal microphone element (Hi-Z, 25K - 50Kohms Z) would need to be matched to
    the lower impedance (~600 ohms Z) microphone input of your Kenwood TS-2000.


    My D-104 Preamplifier - Tone Control
    Alan Wolke, W2AEW (1999)
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
  5. K3AXR

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    Yes, there is a small hole with a cream colored adjustment under it.
  6. KD8DEY

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    Then it's an amplified version. you don't need to worry about a buffer.
    the amp serves that purpose And the impedance should be fine.
    BUT you need to figure out which version you have.
    does it only have 4 wire and a small switch underneath the plate
    or does it have more than four wires in the mic cord and no switch (shield white black red blue yellow)
  7. K3AXR

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    The mic cord has 4 wires; shield, black, red and white.
  8. KD8DEY

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    put the switch to R for Relay switching
    Pin 1 White
    Pin 2 RED
    Pin 7 Shield
    Pin 8 Black
  9. KB4QAA

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    Once again, may I suggest we have a sticky just for D104 mics to answer these perpetually repeating questions? :)
  10. K3AXR

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    Thanks for the help,KD8KDY.
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