Turner Microphone Company had its peak growth period when the cb radio craze began in the United States. Turner's robust line of communications and professional microphones was over shadowed by the demand for low-cost mass produced handheld mics to be used on cb radio sets. This in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Turner Microphones was then sold to Telex Corporation. The most popular microphone for cb in the Turner Telex line being the famous RK56 microphone. Today Turner Microphones are almost strictly associated with Vintage Gear. There not not too many modern mics that will sound better than a properly adjusted Turner.
The Classic Turner Microphones like the Turner plus two, the super sidekick and the turner plus three were known for their rich tone on cb radio. Like the D104, they have been known to sound all too loud if the volume is not adjusted just right. Once a turner microphone is adjusted properly, one can almost obtain a "tube radio sound" out of a transistorized cb radio set. Good bass without the overly hissy highs of the D104. With the gain adjusted properly, a Turner base Station Microphone can sound wonderful on SSB. +3 Turner Desk Mic.