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Subject: Re: Recording and line-in
From: svante t (svante_at_demonbox.com)
I get a feeling people don't read the excellent material that exists
on the FAQ about microphones and recording through mics. It covers
everything I needed to know except contact information to someone who
could help me solder a mic amp together ;-) (anyone willing to make
Check it out: http://rockbox.haxx.se/docs/faq.html
Scroll down to Question #63
>It's not so much a _powered_ mic that you need, but actually an
>_amplified_ mic - there is a difference! Most microphones, including
>powered electret type mics produce quite a low power output, whereas a
>regular line level is much higher. This is why many sound hardwares (e.g.
>computer sound card, hifi etc) have separate mic and line inputs. The
>Archos jukebox only has the one line level input, so the output from most
>mics must be amplified to bring it up to line level.
>Nathan Gray said:
>> 'lo rickboxers:
>> This is a follow-up to my previous post about using line-in feature.
>> What's the best option for recording using a JBR or FM?
>> <I looked through the archive but couldn't find my answer>
>> I imagine powered microphones are needed because the signal from an
>> unpowered mic are below the levels able to be picked up by the
>> I'm not looking for names of brands of devices here. Just technical
>> information about how to get signals from microphones to the recorders
>> through line in.
>> It should seem pretty straightforward, but just doesn't make any sense
>> to me.
>> icq: 1363922
>> aim: s0larcide
>> Plan your next US getaway to one of the super destinations here.
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