Behringer Microphone XM8500

Discussion in 'Microphones, Speakers & Audio Processing' started by KX5ALC, Jul 18, 2021.

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  1. KX5ALC

    KX5ALC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank ya kindly, Sir! Lots to learn in his journey, that's for sure.
  2. KC9LOO

    KC9LOO Ham Member QRZ Page

    As an old feller, I did not want to go through all the chasing down all the connectors and soldering, I just went with the Heil XLR-B cable that was already made up.

    I am easy in my old age, :p:p.
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  3. KX5ALC

    KX5ALC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I "get" that!
  4. KM3F

    KM3F Ham Member QRZ Page

    I settled on this mike several yeas ago on a boom using out board EQing and speech processing.
    We only have about 3000 hertz to talk through so the mike is not at all a limiting factor.
    It does have cartridge shock isolation.
    The output level is quite high an not a lot of gain is required.
    A radio shack model is almost identical in performance but has no cartridge isolation.
    Can't tell the difference between the two on the air.
    Both have more than enough Base response down below 100 hz where we don't need it, and both have enough high end.
    It's just a matter of EQing to your voice and filling in the low, mid and high ends to suit if you want to improve your audio to the ears of others.
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  5. AD5MD

    AD5MD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I used it with my old mic boom

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  6. KX5ALC

    KX5ALC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Never thought I'd be interested in a mic boom, but with something like the Behringer, it makes total sense.
  7. KE0EYJ

    KE0EYJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I used the XM8500 on my FTDX3000. No outboard processing is necessary, at all. Don't buy an EQ for it. I'll let you know my settings, if interested.
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  8. KX5ALC

    KX5ALC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks. If I end up getting the radio I'm looking for and the 8500, I'll do just that. Much appreciated.
  9. WA3VJB

    WA3VJB Ham Member QRZ Page

    It depends on your operating logistics. I come from places where mics are routinely boomed, in order to get to scripts, board pots, and computer keyboards. Not only does a boom help realize optimum height so that your voice box is not physically constrained (shoulders back, sit up straight!), but it also helps you get to your radios and audio controls while making a transmission. People who are more accustomed to hand mics and a mobile setting don't see the advantage right away, and that's understandable.

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  10. KX5ALC

    KX5ALC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well that makes sense to me.

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