Discussion in 'Microphones, Speakers & Audio Processing' started by KX5ALC, Jul 18, 2021.
Thank ya kindly, Sir! Lots to learn in his journey, that's for sure.
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, .
I "get" that!
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.
I used it with my old mic boom
Never thought I'd be interested in a mic boom, but with something like the Behringer, it makes total sense.
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.
Thanks. If I end up getting the radio I'm looking for and the 8500, I'll do just that. Much appreciated.
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.
Well that makes sense to me.