Originally Posted by RogueShooter
hey rob not to go too OT here but where'd you get that mic and would you happen to have posted a "how-to" for how to install it, or at least have a closer pic of the install? I'm finishing up an adapter plate for my ripclip to go on my TM7 but I'm nervous that with a stiffi on it, it will be too quiet to activate the RC.
Yeah, the stiffi's gonna be too quiet to get reliable activation from the RC. I removed the mic from the board, soldered leads to the board and relocated the mic to the front of the RC now, and I get good activation from my silenced barrel. I'm no electronics expert, but I think you'll need an electret microphone with a sensitivity of at least -68 dB @ 10 cm. I got one from a $2.99 computer mic at the local dollar store. I found that even with the mic at the side to the RC, there wasn't enough sound to get activation. With it at the front corner (you can see it in the second pic), works good now.