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Subject: Re: High kbps/Low kbps power consumption

Re: High kbps/Low kbps power consumption

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 21:33:16 -0400

On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 20:41:03 -0400, Neon John wrote:
>On Thu, 5 Jun 2003 19:39:08 -0400 (EDT), <> wrote:
>>Other than this problem, it's a really cool little player/recorder. My
>>only other small grip is that it doesn't have a true microphone jack.
>>Even with an amplified mic, the recording is 'soft', not very loud.
>>Very hard to do talks and lectures recording.
>>Someone told me that the JBR fm 20 has a mic setting for the jack. Is
>>that true?
>By "mic setting", do you mean "does it have a level control for the
>input jack?" The answer is yes. It is a fairly high level input, not
>true "line level" but higher than the nominal dynamic mic output so
>you'd need an external preamp.
>That said, the built-in mic is most amazing. It very much reminds me of
>the performance of my pro PZM mics. I suspect that it is taking
>advantage of the pressure zone phenomena.
>My friend who bought an FM recorder right after I did is the job steward
>in a union shop. He uses his to secretly record management encounters.
>Even with the thing in his shirt pocket and recording through the cloth
>the clarity is amazing. In conferences he sets it on the conference
>table and piles papers around it. The result is easily as good as those
>high end conference phone devices.
>Drop me a note off-list if you like and I'll be happy to send you a
>short recording. I have a conference room at my restaurant that
>approximates a classroom. I can set the FM recorder on a table and then
>go to the front of the room and "lecture" :-)
>John --- John De Armond
> Cleveland, Occupied TN

You know, other than the pickup of HDD noise, I think the mic in the
AJBR20 is pretty good too. Makes one wonder why on earth they couldn't
"Y" the input to the preamp they obviously have for this mic and give the
Archos a mic jack? Is there something obvious I'm missing?

Received on 2003-06-06

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