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Subject: RE: Mic Amplifier for line-in
From: Jerry Van Baren (gerald.vanbaren_at_smiths-aerospace.com)
Date: 2003-06-12


You could buy two amps and buy/make a "Y" adapter that takes the two mono
outputs and combines them into one stereo output for the AJR. I don't know
if this is more economical than buying a stereo amp to start with... it
definitely will be bulkier.

gvb

At 07:01 PM 6/11/2003 -0400, stevem_at_gator.net wrote:
>That's what I would hope, but.... no luck. For example, the output jack
>(the one that goes into your Jukebox, or whatever) is a mono plug. That
>doesn't help!
>
>:-)
>
>Steve
>
> >
> > but only if the mic is mono, if the mic is stereo, would it not boost
> > both channels?
> >
> >>From: <stevem_at_gator.net>
> >>Reply-To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> >>To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> >>CC: <stevem_at_gator.net>
> >>Subject: RE: Mic Amplifier for line-in
> >>Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 14:25:08 -0400 (EDT)
> >>
> >>
> >>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 both.
> >>
> >>
> >>Steve
> >>
> >> > 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: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> >> [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Frank Incensed
> >> > Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 5:53 PM
> >> > To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> >> > 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" <ajf_at_midmaine.com>
> >> >>Reply-To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> >> >>To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> >> >>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.
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>http://www.audioheadsets.com/mc1.html
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>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.
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>>Thanks,
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>Steve
> >> >>>
> >> >>>Chris
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>
> >> >
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