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Subject: Re: Does nobody use ARCHOS Stereo Microphone ??
From: ajf (ajf_at_midmaine.com)
Date: 2003-11-13


Here is a reasonable quality power supply/pre amp which is designed for
portable use:

http://www.microphonemadness.com/mmsterpreamh.html

Andreas Stemmer writes:

> Frank Incensed wrote:
>> How is the amplification with the archos stereo mic? I use a mono
>> battery power mic from Radio Shack, and even recording with the db at
>> its highest level, I have to edit the file with soundforge in order
>> to increase the voulume to a dectectable level.
>
> That's because the battery in your mic is for powering the mic only, there's
> no preamp and therefore the level is much too low. The archos mic has a real
> preamp which brings the small mic signals to line level, making it great for
> recording lectures and other more or less silent events. The archos mic is
> not very good for recording loud events like live concerts or band
> rehearsals because it gets distorted even with the lowest gain setting on
> the preamp and in rockbox.
>
> Andreas Stemmer
>
 



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