My IC-7300 TX Audio Setup

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  1. Ken Kayser says:

    Hi Gordon. Great post as well as your others on the 7300 and audio. I am using the Behringer XM8500 microphone into my 7300 as well but I am going directly to the radio mic connector (through a blocking cap of course). I have my mic gain set at 75% and run between 7 and 10 on the compression. I also have an Ameritron amp (811h) which I usually run at around 500 watts. I get really excellent (unsolicited) audio reports but am interested in seeing if I can push it a bit. I am looking at another route though. Rather than adding external hardware, I am experimenting with digital audio processing. There are many PC programs that allow an incredible amount of processing – more than hams could every use). With the 7300, the output of the PC based processing can be fed directly to the radio’s sound card with no additional connections other than the usb CAT connection. I was wondering if you have looked into this at all? Thanks for the articles and keep them coming.,

    • AD5GG says:

      Hello Ken. Apologies for the delay in response.
      I think these XM8500’s are a steal for the price. I have considered bypassing my outboard EQ and just running it direct like you have to see how that performs, but I haven’t had a lot of time to play with things lately. Work is a bit crazy.
      As far as the computer thing goes – that’s a great idea. Real-time EQ, VST plugins, and the like make the very thing you’re talking about possible. It means having a computer running during your QSO’s but at the same time, the possibilities are almost limitless when it comes to chaining effects, EQ’s, compressors, etc.
      I haven’t looked into this at all, but you’ve got me thinking now!
      Thank you for your kind words and I am happy you like the articles!
      73, from AD5GG

  1. April 13, 2018

    […] AD5GG, Gordon Hudson, and his partner in crime, Amy Sue – KG5PUF, are 2 of the 3 people in the World who hold an Amateur Radio License AND live on “Peter Pan Street” (the other one living in Tennessee).  Gordon blogs from time to time on things of interest to him, and honestly, I’ve never read one of his posts that I didn’t learn something! His latest post talks about his transmit audio setup for his IC-7300. You’d probably learn something here too! […]

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