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Witch power mic to get?

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Biggie_Z

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I was going to buy a new Cobra M75 power mic, but a buddy said he had a couple old new old stock mics laying around he'd sell me if I want. One's an old Cobra CA-50 power mic made in Japan, the other was an old Diesel 2-4 power mic made in China. Should I take one of these older mics, or get the new M75 and do the resistor mod? I was also looking at getting one of the new D-104 hand mics, but folks are saying the new one's are no good and they have very poor reviews online. Thanks for the help.
 

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Yes, I realize I typed in the wrong "which" right after I posted, but I can't edit the title. Now everyone gets to laugh at me.
Just poking a little fun, no harm meant. Everyone does it at some point.
 

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Base station or mobile for your mic?

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Back in the day, a Turner +2 mic for mobile use was the big kahuna. I still have one and its works the nutz.
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I had the cobra ca-50 mic back in the 80's never had any trouble with it its an 4 pin mic so it is easy to wire up,its made in Japan i rather have it than one of the new one of today,if i remember right the amp in the mic put out up to 26db gain of audio thats pretty good i seen one on ebay not to long ago going for 28.00 dollars good luck on your project......
 
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