The Astatic Silver Eagle Microphone with it's design directly taken from the model D104 Microphone has set the standard for communications audio for decades. Most cb radio base station operators demand a Silver Eagle for it's amplified "LOUD MODULATION", Crystal Microphone Clarity and Tough Durability. This is truly without opinion one of the best mics ever made. No wild claims here. The name Astatic most generally speaks for itself. Whether you are new to radio or a veteran, you can not go wrong with any microphone in the Astatic line. These mics last. You will often hear people on the air using these microphones that are nearly fifty years old. Talk about quality that lasts.
Silver Eagle Microphones have a separate mic gain volume adjustment on the underside of the microphone. Don't turn it up to loud, the Silver Eagle has the reputation of picking up a pin drop in the other room. There are two ways you can engage the radio in to tx mode. You can push the button on the bottom on the base of the microphone, or, you can squeeze the lever on the neck. Many cb base station operators in the past have affectionately dubbed the D104 and Silver Eagle Microphones as "Chicken Chokers". It is also commonly called the "Lollypop Microphone".
The D104 / Silver Eagle Microphones are world famous for complimenting the sound of tube type cb radios and Ham Radio transmitters. They sound great on SSB as well, just don't forget to down down the mic gain.
If you are looking for a Silver Eagle, you better get your hands on one now. They do not make them any more. Likely if you buy one, it will last you the rest of your life and the life of whomever you will it to.