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Old 02-25-2007, 12:10 PM
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My system is from Racing communications. They have all types of systems. One important factor is make sure the headset is adjustable and is secure on your head. You don't want it coming off when you hit the big water. www.racingcommunications.com
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:15 PM
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For those of you that have head sets what brands do you recommend?
We have installed TIGER on some boats and they worked great. Used the hard wired port versions. They were clear and the Mic was very high quality. They make them for military aircraft applications and are basically indestrcuctable. You can also set the sensitvity as well as voice activation for on off/ wind noise/ play music (again high quailty specs for that as well) also VHF plus a slew of other multi-interface configurations. They have a large options list so you can really tailor the set up for your exact needs.

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Dave clark makes excellent stuff but much more $$.
In this case though they are worth the extra money. 20 year old Clark headsets being offered on Ebay for $150 each. If they where not really good people would just toss them after having them that long. I'm cheap in that I buy and pay for quality that will last along time...........
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I just ordered a pair of these

http://www.cruisingsolutions.com/headsets.asp

I figure for 70 bucks I'd give it a try. And if they go over or dead-oh well!
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I also suggest you buy headsets with Gel ear pads and then get the cloth covers for them if they don't already come wiht them. Makes them very comfortalbe and won't get slippery when you sweat.

I like the behind the head as the adjustment for head sizes is a little more and also they tend to catch a little less air.
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Here's the covers. I can hook mine to a hand held, Cell phone, stereo and can also plug in a tape recorder. We run off 9V batteries and I've only had to change them each spring. I bought some extension midi cables for the intercom so I can mount stick them to the gunwales out of the way and also bought extension for the head sets so people can move around and not be hung up by the 4 foot headset cables.
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I've used the Revolution Marine headsets with throat mics for 3 years and they work great.

Will not do another poker run without them. Everyone feels safer and we can talk during the runs. The mics are always activated. There is almost no background or wind noise and you don't miss the first syllable like some of the voice activated units.

I have the optional alerts that provide audible engine alarms in the headsets.
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I just ordered a pair of these

http://www.cruisingsolutions.com/headsets.asp
Keep me posted on your results...
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Anyone have a guess as to the total cost to put a full David Clark (or similar) 9800 Marine system in? Thank you
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A protable dave clark aircraft system is about $700 for 6 places and figure about $300 a piece for a base DC head set. So thats $2500. So now make it a marine system and hard wire it plus upgrade to a behind the head set.

I going to guess $4-5k with good DC head sets.
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