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Subject: RE: Microphone.
From: jimg (skoop_at_slackers.net)
I'm checking out the PG-81 on Shure's website
You're mixing apples and oranges here. The battery for the microphone
provides -phantom power- to drive the condensor; It does not "amplify"
the signal coming out of the microphone. This mic is a pro-level mic,
indicative of the XLR connection. I'm guessing you're using an XLR->1/4"
adapter-cable, and then a 1/4"->1/8" adapter plug to connect it to your
Archos? You're going to need something to -match the impedance (Z)- of
this mic to that of the Archos's input. The AC mixing board that you
mentioned was doing this. You can also purchase an in-line device,
generally called a *transformer* which will match the impedance of an
XLR'd pro-level mic to consumer-level equipment...these can be found
cheaply at Radio Shack, see:
(or if that link doesn't work, go to radioshack.com and search on part
There also seem to be several devices at that minidisco.com page which
will accomplish the same thing, probably better suited for portable/MP3
(this seems to do XLR->1/8"miniplug w/volume boost)
Hope that helps,
On Fri, 18 Oct 2002, M. OReilly wrote:
> Cool. I bought the Shure PG-81, which is battery-powered. Just not enough,
> I guess. :-)
> I'll check out the site right now.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
> Behalf Of jimg
> Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 6:21 PM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: RE: Microphone.
> Check http://www.minidisco.com/miniordercool.html for some useful portable
> microphones that would probably work with the Archos. Note specifically
> the "Sound Pros stereo pre-amp" which may be just what you're looking for.
> from jimg via yojimg.net
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