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Flex 6300 Transmit audio settings

John Watson W4JCWJohn Watson W4JCW Member ✭✭
edited March 2017 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series
I am a long time Kenwood TS-870 user as we all know how the transmit audio is on the 870's!  I am using an Electrovoice RE-20 and want to get as close to the same quality/warm sounding xmit audio...recommendations?

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  • Don StefanikDon Stefanik Member
    edited March 2017
    I have the RE27ND on my 6300.
    I get excellent audio reports.

    VA3KBC

    63:-10
    125:-10
    250:+2
    500:-5
    1K:0
    2K:+8
    4K+8
    8K:0
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    There is a procedure for setting your audio in the SmartSDR for Windows Software User's Guide that is very helpful.
  • KC7ESKC7ES Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017
    John, How did you interface the RE20 to the 6300? Did you use a special cable designed to math the balanced mic output to the 6300 front mic connector?
  • Rob FisselRob Fissel Member
    edited March 2017
    If I had to take a guess, he is using an external mic preamp. The RE20 (and 27 for that matter) needs a LOT of gain to get good hiss-free audio - more gain than I'm guessing the 6xxx can supply. 
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    Not true if using the 8-pin Foster connector on the front of the radio with the Heli cable for interfacing with a balanced mic (3-pin XLR).  The default mic profile settings for the PR781 provides a good starting point for a RE20.  I set one up for a customer a few weeks ago and only a minor tweak of the EQ and setting the gain level was all that was needed.
  • Don StefanikDon Stefanik Member
    edited March 2017
    MIC GAIN : 40
    PROC DX+
    8 PIN YAESU HEIL CABLE. 
  • Rob FisselRob Fissel Member
    edited March 2017
    Interesting, Tim. I've never come across a preamp that provided a clean signal for the RE20 for under $100. Nice to know that the 6300's mic preamp has some punch to it. 
  • John Watson W4JCWJohn Watson W4JCW Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Thanks for the input guys...no preamp used or needed. I am currently using the PR781 ESSB settings and am getting great results...if anyone else is using the RE-20 (not the RE-27) with different settings please let me know your view. I did bring the bottom end down to 30 on the ESSB settngs making it just a little warmer...

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