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Subject: Re: Mic Amplifier for line-in
Date: 2003-06-10

Well, I took the plunge. Should be getting it in 3 to 5 business days.
Will let everyone know the results of my tests.



> It might be worth a try, BUT most electret mics I've seen work best at
> around 10v, and the mic/amp boxes are powered by a 9v battery.
> The price is very tempting. I've seen battery boxes (no amp, only bias
> voltage) for around $60, and units with both starting over $100. That
> said, I'm not sure that 10dB gain is enough. Still, for forty bucks,
> how bad could it be?
> Chris Holt writes:
>> On Mon, 9 Jun 2003 18:23:49 -0400, Steve McGlinn wrote:
>>>A while back there was a discussion concerning the line-in on the
>>> Archos Jukebox and the weaker recording signal that resulted from
>>> attaching a microphone to it, rather than using the built-in mic. I
>>> found this site that may offer a solution. See below. They have
>>> manufactured their 'mic booster' with computer sound card line-ins in
>>> mind, but I don't see why it wouldn't work with the Archos Jukebox.
>>>Anyone care to comment?
>> I'd say it looks like a good, inexpensive solution. Pair it up with
>> some quality electret mics (which aren't really suer expensive.) and
>> you might have a winner.
>> Chris

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