Good points. Thanks Mike.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Gorniak" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Mics
> Bob's analysis and advice are good. Here are a couple of extra notes:
> Choosing the "second receiver" method let's you hear things in the same
> general audio arena in which you hear other stations. You can use that
> to your advantage by making special note of the stations that have audio
> that You like. You can use those stations as references as you
> experiment with equalization, processing, microphone technique, etc.
> It's also helpful if you can use the same filter bandwidths and same
> loudspeaker as you normally use on your "Main" receiver.
> Have Fun!
> Original Message
> Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 17:09:00 -0600
> From: Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX <RMcGraw@Blomand.Net>
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Mics
> To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> While most of the suggestions regarding determining mike quality and
> such see reasonable, I would point out that "listening to ones self via
> phones" is not a very accurate way to make a judgment. Why? Because
> the voice is conducted to the ears via two paths. One is via the
> headphones; and two, by bone conduction through the head. The second
> one is always there.
> A better system, use a cassette recorder connected to the MONITOR out of
> the radio, record a piece and then play it back using the headphones to
> listen if you wish. That will give a much more accurate determination
> of "what you actually sound like on the air". You'll be surprised too.
> If you choose to use another receiver then connect the recorder to the
> output of that receiver record a bit and then play it back. I realize
> that one will need to make several test recordings in more of a trial
> and error approach with different mikes, different mike positions,
> different EQ and such to get the "best" combination.
> Talking and listening at the same time doesn't give a very accurate
> Bob, K4TAX
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