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RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element

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270-090

 | Catalog #: 270-090
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Product Summary

Get a great reception.

This PC-mount omnidirectional microphone element has a wide 50-10,000Hz frequency response. Requires 1~10VDC.

  • Omnidirectional condenser microphone
  • Wide 50-10,000Hz frequency response
  • PC mount
  • Operates on 1.0~10VDC
  • Sensitivity: -64 +/- 2 dB
  • Output impendence: 2.2K
  • Current drain: 0.5mA maximum
  • Signal/noise: 58dB minimum
  • RoHS compliant

You'll also need

  • 2-10VDC
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What's in the box

  • PC-Mount Electret Microphone Element
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element
 
3.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (7)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High-end equipment (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6), Business (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    1.0

    Took forever to get to me.

    By none

    from Topsham , Maine

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element:

          I originally tried to pick up the microphone elements from two Radio Shack retail stores in my area. Both showed that they had the elements in inventory but neither could find them. I ordered from Radio Shack by phone because I wanted them in a few days. The shipping information said ship by Fed Ex surface which would take almost 10 days. They must have waited a week and then shipped by US mail. I could have ordered 12 or 18 pcs. direct from Hong Kong and had them in about the same time, and at a lower cost for 12 or 18 pcs. Totally unsatisfactory experience. Microphone are ok, just as described.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Not bad but could do better

          By k3dav.com

          from Middletown, PA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance

          Cons

          • Costs Too Much
          • No Performance Increase
          • Specs Are Low Quality

          Best Uses

          • Little Projects
          • Not For Serious Projects

          Comments about RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element:

          This mic is ok as a quick replacement for old dead ham radio mics or other small projects. But there are Electret elements from several dealers that are much better and cost under $1 each. Look around first.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Real Specifications

          By Greg

          from CA

          About Me Power User

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element:

              Let me save everyone time and post the real data sheet. It took me a while to find it but here are the specs:
              http://support.radioshack.com/support_supplies/doc9/9796.htm

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Ham Radio microphone!

              By WX9DX

              from Illinois

              About Me Power User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Performance
              • Good Length
              • Good Warranty
              • Rugged
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Equipment
                • Home Theater

                Comments about RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element:

                I retrofit microphones for 2 way & Ham Radio. My latest was making a Army Vietnam Nam back pack radio microphone work on a new Icon 746pro radio. I am amazed at how great this worked. The audio was much better than the owners expensive Icon desk microphone. I have worked in TV and Radio stations, two way radio and electronics for 47 years. Believe me when I tell t you that is a great little microphone. I also have installed these inside of mountain dulcimers for audio pickups, to be used with an amplifier. Try this on your next audio project! BTW, I have not had failures from these microphone elements. Know the part # when you go into the store!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Review your own writeup

                By Gary C

                from Lafayette, Colorado

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element:

                      Your writeup is inconsistent. On the package it says the supply voltage is 1.0 to 10 VDC. On the website it start out saying 2.0 to 10 VDC and later on it says 3.0 to 10 volts.
                      A little proof reading would help.
                      The product is fine. I plan to use it on 5 VDC.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      PC-Mount condenser Microphone Element

                      By Safeman

                      from Bowling Green, KY

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Good Length
                      • Rugged
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High-End Equipment

                        Comments about RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element:

                        I use these in drive thru aduio systems.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Excellent as adrevtized

                        By innovator

                        from Redondo Beach, CA

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Performance
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Dorm Room

                          Comments about RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element:

                          Perfect as advertized

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

                          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          great for replacing headset microphones

                          By gutserker

                          from olympia, WA

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Performance

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Diy mod
                          • High-End Equipment

                          Comments about RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element:

                          i buy this to replace the microphone element in computer headsets. most lower end headsets come with very poor quality microphones that sound terrible. i buy this one to replace them and it sounds as good as the sound codec can make it. it also helps for situations where the sound from the mic is very low, requiring you to up the microphone volume.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good Microphone

                          By Circuit Guy

                          from USA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Pros

                          • Works well

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element:

                              Works fine Great for Breadboarding.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Easy to use, but...

                              By AP

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Performance
                              • Rugged
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Inconsistent Signal

                              Best Uses

                              • Ambient low quality sound
                              • Quiet conversation

                              Comments about RadioShack® PC-Mount Condenser Microphone Element:

                              Very durable, performs well, easy to hook up.
                              Low frequencies and distant sounds do overshadow the highs and near field sounds. This was a little disappointing but for the price one cannot complain.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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