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riverrat373

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I'm going to start out by saying that I know that the answers to my question are purely subjective. I just recently purchase a Cobra 29LX to use as a base station and want to upgrade the from the stock mic. The original mic is too big for my small hands and I don't think it has as much punch and quality sound that some aftermarket mics have. I have not decided between using a hand mic or desktop mic so I am researching both types. My budget for either kind of mic is topped out at around $70.00

In hand mics I have been looking at the Astatic 636L, Astatic D104-M6B and the K40. The only desk mic that I have found in my price range is the Astatic AST-878DM. I would really like to receive feedback from those who have actually used one of these mics. Not that I don't appreciate everyone's feedback or suggestions, but unless you have actually used the product it's hard to give an accurate review.
 
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I've been playing with aftermarket mics for probably 40yrs and the best so far, hands down is the now out of production Shure 526T. It has the same great sound and punch on every radio I've had it (them) on and I love these so much I picked up several over the years. You can occasionally find them on Ebay for reasonable prices like $35 but lately they've been been fetching a bit too much.

There are other mics of similar vintage that have a really good punchy sound like the old Turner +3 and even the old Astatic amplified D-104 is not too bad on some radios.
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