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Spectra mics

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Spectra mics

Postby kitty » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:07 pm

Can anyone tell me how to use an old motrac mic with a Spectra? Pinouts?

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Re: Spectra mics

Postby Will » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:20 pm

The Motorola mobile mics have been the same for many years as far as the microphone output, but the cord is different.
So you would need a mic cord from a Spectra to put on your older mic.

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Re: Spectra mics

Postby kitty » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:28 pm

So are the colors the same? What do I do with the extra wires? Do they need to be hooked up too?

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Re: Spectra mics

Postby spectragod » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:30 am

kitty wrote:Can anyone tell me how to use an old motrac mic with a Spectra? Pinouts?


Out of curiosity, is there a reason that you wouldn't just use a Spectra mic?
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Re: Spectra mics

Postby txshooter » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:49 am

Good question, I was wondering the same thing when Spectra markets are so readilly available on the used market for very little money. Certainly far less expensive than my time attempting to modify another mic to work!
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Re: Spectra mics

Postby FireCpt809 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:09 am

The only reason I can think of is that the Motrac and Micor mics were avalible in colors, Red, yellow, dark green.

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Re: Spectra mics

Postby kitty » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:05 pm

Actually I want to be able to extend the mic away from the head. Yes Spectra mics are easy to find, I have many. I also like to be able to use one of my dark blue mics.


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