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NMN6273 XTS series APX style speaker mic

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Has anyone used the NMN6273 APX style speaker mic for the XTS ? Looks just like an Apx mic but with an XTS / Jedi style connector. Does this mic have the 1 watt of speaker volume that the Apx has ?

Also - would this work with an XTS3000 as well?
 

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Output should be about the same as long as you don't get some cheap chinese ebay junk and then complain about audio quality.
 

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Cool at least I know I can’t use it on a 3000 haha

How do these mics compare to the “standard” speaker mics ? I’m not seeing these for sale anywhere except places like Wiscomm and they are all going for well over $300. They better be the cats ass for that amount of money.
Looks like they have a built in man down button, volume button and one side programmable button. Kind of like an updated / more modern Commander mic.
 

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Cool at least I know I can’t use it on a 3000 haha

How do these mics compare to the “standard” speaker mics ? I’m not seeing these for sale anywhere except places like Wiscomm and they are all going for well over $300. They better be the cats ass for that amount of money.
Looks like they have a built in man down button, volume button and one side programmable button. Kind of like an updated / more modern Commander mic.
They're the newest technology RSM for the XTS series, but you're looking at a hefty price for just an RSM.... At this point, they may be asking more for the mic than a used XTS5000. You're better off just going with a Commander II mic. That is my opinion, for whatever its worth.
 

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They are an upgraded Commander RSM with the extreme temperature cable and "upgraded" thermoplastics for the casing. That is their argument for the cost. From looking at the one I had my hands on, there is no appreciable value to spend the money on one unless you "need" the extreme temp cable (that is a whole other argument). The "e" button is bigger and the volume is a toggle, but do exactly the same as the commander mics for function.

My recommendation is that if you are still running XTS radios, buy commander mics.
 

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Why? I've used a Commander II with an XTS3000 without issue....
This isn't a Commander II mic, lol. A Commander II Mic will work on a 3000 without a problem, the mic the OP gave the PN for will not. 2500/5000 only.
 

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This isn't a Commander II mic, lol. A Commander II Mic will work on a 3000 without a problem, the mic the OP gave the PN for will not. 2500/5000 only.
I know it not a Commander it shares some of the same functions as a commander.. so why will it not work have you actually tried it? because a commander II supposedly did not work with an MTS2000 yet it did without a problem
 

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I know it not a Commander it shares some of the same functions as a commander.. so why will it not work have you actually tried it? because a commander II supposedly did not work with an MTS2000 yet it did without a problem
Well, considering what the spec sheet says, I think it’s a pretty big gamble to take on a $375.00 speaker microphone. I just got to my bench, and compared the pin outs of a GPS II XTS mic, and the NMN6273. They are identical. I suppose this is another case of foolery by /\/\. Per the NMN6273 spec sheet, it says the mic does not support the 3000 series. If I recall correctly, the 3000 with VSELP firmware did not support the commander II mic. Maybe this is a similar case regarding firmware... Regardless, OP can do whatever he wants... BUT, I don’t see the sense in purchasing a microphone that is worth the same value of being able to upgrade to at least an XTS5000.
 

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So you really dont know it wont work with a 3000 you just said it didnt without actually knowing... The spec sheet probably did not say 3000 because it is way out of EOL ...
 

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So you really dont know it wont work with a 3000 you just said it didnt without actually knowing... The spec sheet probably did not say 3000 because it is way out of EOL ...
Dude, I don’t understand what you’re looking for from me. I think I’ve supplied more than enough information above that SHOULD suffice for the OP to make a decision. I initially said it does not work, because that’s what the spec sheet says. It’s evident you didn’t read what I wrote above about the pin outs.
 

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FYI - the commander II mic does work on the XTS3000 ( at least they do on mine that has the latest and last firmware revision ). PTT / RX, side buttons, etc all works on the commander mic with the xts3000.
But as others have said - I really don’t wanna gamble $400 with taxes for this mic to even try it.
I do have several xts5000 radios as well - my main point of this thread was to see if anyone has had this mic and if it had the 1 watt audio output like the APX radios has - and if they are worth getting.
There is also another version of this mic part number NMN6272 - which is $100 cheaper but doesn’t come with the “XP” fire rated cable.
 

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Just a quick follow up to this thread. I actually ended up scoring a brand new in box commander 2 mic off “that auction site” for $33 shipped. So I think I’ll settle for that instead haha
 
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