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Subject: Re: Recording - Harddrive sounds
From: ajf (
Date: 2003-09-26

I get good results from line-in recordings using electret mics, both stereo
and mono. I'm recording spoken word and ambient sound, and I use a pre-amp
to boost the signal level into the archos and provide bias voltage to the
mic. I don't hear any hard disk noise, but I'll also go back and listen

I've also done airchecks of radio stations through the line-in with no
pre-amp, with good quality and no HD noise. I typically record at quality
setting 3 or 4.

There was some discussion here a few months back about picking up noise
through crosstalk between wires inside the unit, but I haven't experienced
that either.

BlueChip writes:

> At 10:39 26/09/03 -0500, you wrote:
>> What do recordings done on the jukebox sound like, especially with a
>> stereo
>> mic? are they as good as if you recorded through a computer sound card?
>> Kevin
> My line-in recordings are GREAT from the Archos mic - not studio quality -
> but perfect for their use.
> But dont forget that you are compressing - even a very HQ, you WILL lose
> SOME data through MP3 compression. It all depends on how much of a
> perfectionist you are. If you are comparing to a PC sound card, then you
> will NOT be disappointed.
> I have never noted these feint HDD noises in line-in recording, but I will
> take a closer listen sometime and report back.

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