Heil Sound iCM Desk Microphone
The iCM is a high-performance microphone specially designed for owners of earlier Icom transceivers that exhibit low gain in the microphone amplifier stage. Not a cheap electret microphone, the iCM utilizes a high-quality condenser element with a broad frequency response (35 Hz to 12 kHz) and high output that is crafted for compatibility with these Icom transceivers.
The iCM, designed with close collaboration with Icom's engineering team, is housed in a beautiful platinum-finish enclosure ideal for hand-held use or for mounting on a boom or desk stand. The iCM is shipped with a microphone clip compatible with Heil Sound base stands and booms.
The optional SM-1 Shock Mount is a popular accessory for the iCM, as it suppresses vibrations that can be picked up from accessories like amplifier or computer fans, etc.
The iCM is fitted with a 8-foot length of Heilwire cable terminated in an 8-pin Foster connector wired for the Icom transceivers. A ¼" inline phone jack accepts PTT input from a footswitch (such as the Heil FS-2) or hand switch (e.g. the Heil HS-2). A "light Touch" PTT switch is mounted on the body of the iCM.
To make your older Icom rig "sing" like never before, you need the high-performance iCM Microphone. . .only from Heil Sound!
Note: The iCM is designed for Icom transceivers only.
Excellent Wideband Audio
The audio is excellent on this ICOM only mic and its for ragchewers. If you want DX sharp audio then the DX machine cartridge on the proset headsets a better option. However, the new radios have built in eq so you can round of the top, peak the mid range and lower the bass and mimic the DX cartridge easily then switch it back when jumping on ONTARS. Forget the body PTT and get the trigger switch cable because if you use the swivel arm or desk top base the PTT on the body is a pain. Bob Heil threatened a purple version so get the silver while they last