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Alternative Microphone for Maestro?

I tried both google, and also searching in this forum, but can't find anything.

I desire to use a microphone in a desk stand, rather than my hand FHM-2 mic that came with Maestro. Does anyone know of any XLR microphones that can be used with the Maestro, and if adapter cables exist or are easy to wire? I realize that this will require an XLR to RJ45 adapter that is properly wired.

I also don't care if the mic has a PTT button, since the Maestro has a PTT input jack and I already have some PTT hand switches.

What other microphones are people using with Maestro?


Neal, N6YFM


  • OK, I think I may have answered my own question with deeper googling and reading; I found the details in the maestro manual on page 178, indicating which jacks I can use for either a condenser or dynamic microphone. It looks like I can use the Maestro at my operating position, behind my keyboard, yet can select to use the R-BAL 1/4 inch balanced mic input on the actual Flex 6600 radio chassis. I already have a 1/4 inch stereo to XLR mix cable, so will try that tomorrow with a Heil PR-781 and see how it goes.

    If I read it correctly, I can also use a 1/8 inch stereo to XLR adapter cable on the back of the Maestro for mic 2 input. But that is psuedo-balanced. But that should not matter, because you would only need a 2 foot long cord for a desk mic/stand next to the Maestro. So I think there is plenty of flexibility here to try any mic I wish.

    I hope this info helps others.



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