Reviews and Problems with Shure 522 Desktop Microphone
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15 March 2010
Summary: The audio is good, it looks good, it has adjustable height,and it drives the radio well. Sounds like a good combination to me. Try to get a used one on the cheap, as they are very well built and used ones should work fine. I used mine on a Tempo One, a TS-520, and always got good audio reports. A very nice microphone.
Summary: Based on the positive reviews here at eHam, I began searching for one of these mics for my Kenwood TS-480SAT. I was able to find one listed as "new" on eBay. It arrived today, and sure enough was packaged like new and in absolutely mint condition. I used a terminal block for wiring as the mic's wires are too large to fit directly into an RJ45 connector. The 6 meter band was opening and I started making contacts there.
Summary: I regularly receive unsolicited reports about my Shure 522 on my stock Kenwood ts-850sat ham radio. I do not use any external EQ or processing on the microphone. It is just the radio and the microphone. I have had more than one person ask what I was using without me asking for a report. The output of the Shure 522 is lower than say a Shure 444d, so you will have to run the mic gain on the radio higher. Nice microphone. I have had zero problems with mine.
Summary: Built like a tank, the way I like my desk mics. The audio response is great as it has a full range element. Much better than the usual communications grade narrower elements on many other mics. The noise reduction of this mic's pattern is phenomenal. I tend to have multiple radios all going at once and sometimes scanners too, all fired up on the same desk. With the 522's people can't hear any of the background cacophony.
Summary: No raves, I'm just told that the audio sounds good coming from this Mic interfaced to my Yaesu FT900CAT. The only difficulty was making the connection between the Shure 522's professional grade cable and the dopey RJ45 connector that the transceiver uses for it's Mic input. I ended up usings 2 XLR connectors and a cut off piece of a pre-terminated, stranded conductor RJ45 data cable to make the interconnect.
Summary: I purchased the 552 like new on ebay for less than $20 and it performs just as good as a mic costing $100 more. It is built very well and I have gotten great audio reports using my Kenwood TS 870S.
Summary: I have tried several mics on my 757gx yaesu including the MD-1 line mics. Everyone of my audio reports were extremely good. On a side by side comparison with the MD-1c8, the 522 audio sounded better and that was at arms length with the mic gain on the radio turned up to half mark and the processor on. Both mics sounded good, dont get me wrong, but if you can do without the up/down buttons on the MD-1's, save yourself some money and pick up a shure 522.
Summary: For a %5.00 microphone from eBay, this like-new microphone performs better than every mic I've had in the shack. My 850Sat has never sounded better. See the other reviews for the technical details. Snatch one up from eBay when they're available. 73.
Summary: I picked up an used Shure 522 on ebay for less than 25$. It was in a pretty good shape for a second hand unit. I have been using it along with my favourite TS830S and the duo has been performing too well. Most of the stations I work on 40M have appreciated the warm and punchy audio. Working weak DX so far has been pretty easy with this Mic and I intend buying atleast two more of these wonderful microphones.