The purchase of a vintage Collins S-Line station in 2008 got me interested once again in rag chewing and phone operation in general. I decided if I was going to do this, I wanted a high quality audio signal. I had a Neuman TLM-170 condenser microphone that I had previously used in my home recording studio, but wasn't sure how to mount it in the shack. The Heil PL2T microphone boom proved to be the perfect solution for me. It allows me to position the microphone wherever I wish during phone operation and then folds up and out of the way when I want to operate CW. The PL2T comes with a desk clamp mount and other optional mounts are available. I'm using the Heil WM-21 vertical surface mount.
Neumann TLM-170 and Heil PL2T Boom
The Neuman TLM-170 has a built in shock mount, so there is no need for a separate large elastic shock mount that is typcially used with this kind of microphone. This allows use of the microphone without obstructing the view of the computer monitor or other equipment in the shack.
Neumann TLM-170 Studio Condenser Microphone
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