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Subject: RE: Mic Amplifier for line-in
Date: 2003-06-11

Don't buy the mic booster from AVID that I have previously described. Mic
output is mono!!!! It boosts one channel wonderfully, but you don't get


> That's a good idea. I'd like to avoid the doctoring as much as possible,
> but that option is always there - especially when a mic booster may not
> be!
> Steve
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Frank Incensed
> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 5:53 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Mic Amplifier for line-in
> Something else Ive found is to "doctor up" the file Ive recorded using a
> line in mic. I have a powered mic from Radio Shack, and it makes a very
> low db recording. SO what IVe been doing is dragging the file back onto
> my hard drive, then loading it into my editing tool (Acid) and then
> enhancing the weak signal, and also making it a stero recording, since
> the mic is mono. It works pretty well
>>From: "ajf" <>
>>Subject: Re: Mic Amplifier for line-in
>>Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 22:09:52 -0400
>>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.
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