The best sounding microphone TEN-TEC has offered yet for Amateur Radio, and possibly the best sounding one available from anyone today.
Remember to order the model 716 weighted base (pipe included) if you are not using this microphone with a shock mount or boom assembly. Standard 5/8 X 24 thread mounting.
Posted by Ed-KL2KG on 1st Apr 2014
This is the best sounding microphone I have ever used. I keep getting unsolicited excellent audio reports. Plus it sure is a beauty to look at. For the money you can not beat this mic and it comes with a cable for your rig. What a bargain!
Posted by Bob McGraw - K4TAX on 12th Mar 2014
This is the 2nd 707 that I've owned. I'm using it with the Omni VII. Although the Tentec supplied operating values are a good starting point, I made my personala analysis by recording my signal on another receiver using my laptop and then listening to it over my external speakers. I ended up with the SSB TX BW at 3000 and the TX Roll Off at 250 Hz and the Speech Processor at 35%. The hardware mike gain was adjusted such that the DSP MIC gain runs at 65%. With this value I can switch to other mikes and only change the DSP MIC gain.
Being a dynamic mike of this type, it does show a noteable amount of proximity effect and gives a really impressionable bottom end to ones signal on the air. Working 2" to 3" from the face of the mike gives excellent results with the effective wind screen preventing observed popping of the "P"s and huffing of the "H"s.
The PTT mike mounted switch is operationally smooth and there has been no reported hearing of mechanical noise when activating the switch.
Yes, I do recommend the purchase of this mike as it will add not only a visual improvement but an on air improvement to one signal.
Posted by John/KC2QMA on 14th Jan 2013
I recently acquired the model 707 regal mic and was impressed first at how good it looks and was also very surprised at how good it sounds with my Orion II. I have received great audio reports time after time with this mic and at this price point you will be hard pressed to find a better mic.
I found that Regal 707 sounds very smooth with my voice which tends to be a bit bass heavy.
This mic is not designed to be “close talked” you will find it sound just right about 1 to 2 feet away from your mouth just set the mic gain for proper ALC and it will sound great. I does have some handling noise so a boom arm or desk stand with soft feet will isolate the mic from vibrations on your desk.
If you have been looking for a good mic for your shack you just cannot beat the Regal #707 for the money.
Posted by Vince, K4AOC.j7hc42 on 6th Nov 2012
I purchased the Ten-Tec Regal 707 mic at the Orlando Hamcation this year.
The mic is mated to my Ten-Tec Orion I.
The following settings were arrived at by on-air testing with stations equiped to evaluate audio: TX Filter BW - 3150 Hz.
L.F. Rolloff - 250 Hz.
H/W Mic Gain - 10.0 db.
MIC Gain - 50.
Processor - 1.
My station is on the almost daily and to date, I have received nothing but glowing remarks considering the quality of the transmitted audio both within CONUS and abroad.
The mic is mounted on a Heil PL-2T boom and the appearance draws excellent comments.
Many thanks to Ten-Tec for providing a high quality product, at a reasonable price, that DOES WHAT IS ADVERTISED.
Posted by Lee J. Pennington, II on 16th Jul 2012
I purchased my Regal 707 microphone when it was first introduced by Ten Tec. It really looks fine next to my Blue screen Jupiter. The audio of this microphone, according to the the old goats that I ragchew with, sounds far and away better than several of the higher priced mics that I have used. (Heil PR-781 & others)
Except for the tendency of Regal Royal Blue foam screen to fade, detracting somewhat from it's outstanding good looks, I would rate the mic a full five, but I have to say it in no way diminishes the superior performance of the microphone.
The fine folks at TenTec have addressed this very minor cosmetic issue for me.....73, Lee, K4LJP
Posted by Joe on 25th Feb 2012
I have been a Ham for 34 years and no one has ever asked me what microphone I am using during a QSO until I got the Regal. Twice, today alone, I was asked and told it sounded so good! I have always used a preamp microphone in the past, but this dynamic mic works great. Not to mention it looks great too! Catch me on the air and judge for your self. 73 N4AAM
Posted by John P. Wagner, N1NQZ on 7th Nov 2011
Only two issues keep this fine microphone from a five star rating. One is mechanical and the other is electric.
The pivot screw, made of plastic, often slips when adjusted after a period of moderate usage. Slightly annoying to fish for a correct sized coin. Must tighten it but never enough to strip threads.
The output of microphone is not quite enough gain; had to go into the menu of Jupiter and really crank it up. More headroom would be appreciated.
For my voice, this a great solution despite my nitpicking.
Posted by Kent Thomas (NR1D) on 4th Nov 2011
Nice looking microphone and a good price. It does have some micro phonic pickup from my amp when mounted to a solid boom. Adding acoustic isolation feet to the amp brought the 60 cycle rumble down to acceptable levels.