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Subject: RE: Microphone.
From: jimg (
Date: 2002-10-19

On Fri, 18 Oct 2002, M. OReilly wrote:

> This is a little off-topic, but I'd like to get an answer from some of the
> hardware gurus and anyone else who might've made this work.
> I wanted to do some microphone recording with my AJBR20, so I bought a nice
> Sure mic. Problem is that the Archos seems to be expecting a 0dB input, and
> the mic is only outputting -20dB (or something like that, I don't know). I
> found that in order to get a usable audio signal, I have to run it through
> an AC-powered mixer to boost the line signal to the point where the Archos
> can use it.
> Is there a way to get the Archos to use a "regular" music microphone without
> needing an AC power source? I would like some sort of line signal amplifier
> that uses battery power or something of that nature. I don't know if it's
> feasible - I've been looking for a while and haven't found anything yet.
> Thanks for your help, guys...
> Matt

which model of Shure microphone did you purchase? Does it have a 1/4" or
XLR jack?


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