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by SawzAll
Tue May 20, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Maniacal Microphones
Topic: MXL V69 Tube Condenser Mic
Replies: 10
Views: 21604

From Gearslutz: "Replacing the ceramic input cap with polystyrene does wonders. To extend the low end, use 1 uf caps in place of the 2 .22 uf caps, use mylar or polypropylene if they fit. Capsule polarization voltage is a bit low around 40~42 volts. Replace the 6.2v zener diode that feeds that circu...
by SawzAll
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Maniacal Microphones
Topic: MXL V69 Tube Condenser Mic
Replies: 10
Views: 21604

Well Dave, it works pretty well as far as a mic in its price range. Great uncolored response is the real plus. Being a condenser mic it tends to be too sensitive and picks up every little possible noise or sound in the room: computer fans, powers supply fans, etc. But a very flat response that is ea...
by SawzAll
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: The Audion Connection
Topic: Kenwood MC-85 ???
Replies: 7
Views: 12464

The 802 wouldn't be my first choice; but it will do. It has phantom power for a condenser mic. I run with the MXL condenser mics. Lotta bang fer the buck! MXL also released a new line of broadcast/dynamic mics, but I haven't tried any of them out yet.

Congrats on the 870!
by SawzAll
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Yada, Yada, Yada......
Topic: Flex 1500 Radio
Replies: 13
Views: 32883

I've run a Flex SDR-1000 w/just a condenser mic and preamp.

SSB width is 9999 hz and astounding audio both on receive and transmit.

A real voodoo radio if ther ever was one.

Skullman has heard it and talked to me; he can verify.
by SawzAll
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Yak, Yak, Yakity, Yak.....
Topic: ACC2 plug is hard to find
Replies: 3
Views: 12214

You can buy a 13 pin DIN plug - or ACC2 plug - from eBay shipped for $5.

Doesn't help you to know that now; but maybe if there is a 'next time' . . .
by SawzAll
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Modification Maddness
Topic: 7khz wide ts 870
Replies: 2
Views: 11595

Very nice!

Have to hook up the TS-2000 and take this idea for a spin.

I knew there was a way to manipulate the DSP; thanks for the work!
by SawzAll
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: The Audion Connection
Topic: Help please on setup Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 13165

BTW - I use a TS-2000 right now. That is the best you can do out of it unless someone hacks the software (if that will do it - it may) to get greater width. I also run the audio thru the ACC2 port. Always better to do it that way. The only way to milk the last bit of audio quality that it has to off...
by SawzAll
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: The Audion Connection
Topic: Help please on setup Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 13165

You will need to get the Kenwood software and a serial/usb cable too.

This makes it possible to access the DSP controls for TX and RX.

Otherwise, the DSP and TX bandwidth is limited to the default setings

http://www.icycolors.com/nu9n/mods_Kenwood_TS2000.html
by SawzAll
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Maniacal Microphones
Topic: MXL V69 Tube Condenser Mic
Replies: 10
Views: 21604

Was thinking about one of these mic's, Did you ever get a audio clip? No; too many other fish to fry. If you go that route with this mic, pop a Jan 4024 tube in it. That should be a direct replacement for the cheap Chinese 12AT7 that comes with it from the factory. Or; you could use the same tube t...
by SawzAll
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: To VOODOO, or Not To VOODOO
Topic: A Freebanding POV
Replies: 5
Views: 16590

I will say this for the freebanders.
They are a polite, courteous, and respectful lot . . .
by SawzAll
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Maniacal Microphones
Topic: sennheiser mkh 416 p48
Replies: 1
Views: 8927

Well, since it is a condenser-type mic element - you will have to plug the mic into the mic preamp, TURN THE "PHANTOM POWER" SWITCH "ON", and then adjust the mic gain and output knobs up until you are seeing output on the meter. This mic wouldn't be my choice for Ham broadcast app; but it might work...
by SawzAll
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Maniacal Microphones
Topic: open for mic inputs
Replies: 4
Views: 11923

Re: open for mic inputs

Hi Gang, After using the heil pr-40 for 2 years I must admit. I HATE THIS FRIG"N MIC. :shock: The preamps can't give it proper gain,I tried several, The hhb radius 20 is the only eq that i found will tame the lows and the proc effect is so small I need a neck brace to talk on the radio. I'm looking...
by SawzAll
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Dielectric Dialog
Topic: Faulty Yaesu FT840
Replies: 4
Views: 13215

Just two possibilities come to mind - to me. One, is that the antenna SWR is outside of the range of its ability to tune the antenna you are using. Second, since the SWR cannot be found acceptable by the radio after the antenna tuner failed to tune the antenna; the radio will fold back the output po...
by SawzAll
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: To VOODOO, or Not To VOODOO
Topic: ESSB using Apple Logic Studio
Replies: 3
Views: 12976

Just checked, it will work with Mac OS 10. Uses USB connection. It will do what you are looking for. Just get a great mic for it. VERY COOL device AND software. The BEST software - BTW. Read more here: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/digidesign-mbox-2-mini/700498000000000?src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM...
by SawzAll
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: To VOODOO, or Not To VOODOO
Topic: ESSB using Apple Logic Studio
Replies: 3
Views: 12976

mic > mBox2 > laptop > transceiver

Don't know if the mBox2 will work with a Mac . . .
by SawzAll
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: The Audion Connection
Topic: TS 870 rear fed high band ALC pulse
Replies: 1
Views: 5793

Did you put ferrite beads on each cable every three feet in length? http://www.dxengineering.com/Parts.asp?ID=288&PLID=182&SecID=152&DeptID=42&PartNo=DXE-CSB-275P Use quality cables? Use short length cables? Use balanced XLR/TRS connections? Have 'Common Mode Current' in the shack when on the offend...
by SawzAll
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: The Audion Connection
Topic: New to Voodoo!!! ???Nandy RMX Mixer Install!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 12437

You said 'Nandy'; do you mean 'Nady'?
by SawzAll
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: To VOODOO, or Not To VOODOO
Topic: Morphing Voodoo
Replies: 4
Views: 14812

Well, I think that high quality audio use with Ham radio is an idea that took long enough to get here. It is practical as well as expanding the knowledge base of Ham radio operators. It has brought something that it needed desperately. With not so much Moooohuuhohahahaaa either. He just likes doing ...
by SawzAll
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: The Audion Connection
Topic: ULTRA NEW TO VOODOO WITH LEGIT QUESTIONS.
Replies: 27
Views: 40237

Sounds like you are on the right track to me. One other thing . . . Using ferrite beads on EACH cable in the chain is a necessity - IMO. I run a 100w or less; but still RF was leaking into the sound chain. I use Mogami cable to boot; so it wasn't the cable's fault When I put them on (about $2 a pop)...
by SawzAll
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: The Audion Connection
Topic: ULTRA NEW TO VOODOO WITH LEGIT QUESTIONS.
Replies: 27
Views: 40237

so...so im not a total retard here...what kind of signaling should i be seeing on the mdx2600 metering to know the compression is looking good? i know how the gating works...thats easy enough. im currently running 3:1 compression with the threshold at around -10. attack and release at almost comple...