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Subject: Re: Mic Amplifier for line-in
Actually, on the company's home page, they say the level boost is 20 to
30db, which would be ample.
Here's the company's home page URL:
Here's another page they have about their MC1 Microphone Booster:
A quote from the page about the level/gain boost:
The MC1 microphone booster ( signal amplifier ) will amplify the level of
any microphone which will, in turn, improve sound quality and allow any
computer sound card to read any microphone's signal. The MC1 boosts the
level/gain control between 20-30db. This 100 percent adaptability will
ensure that whatever microphone you have, the MC1 booster will improve its
sound quality as well as allow any sound card to be able to read the
> 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.
>>>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.
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