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Subject: Re: Very low record levels using external mic

Re: Very low record levels using external mic

From: Christi Alice Scarborough <>
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 00:32:56 +0100

Erik Owens wrote:

> Thanks, Christi, for the tip. I don't have a stereo with a mic jack,
> but my laptop has one. That seems to record just fine with the new
> mic. Does that prove anything, or do I need to try it on some other
> device?

Mic-in sockets on sound cards pre-amplify in a very naive way, which
usually results in a very crackly signal. I'd say it indicates that you
could do with a pre-amp of some description to link it to the Archos
line-in. Given it's a condenser mike (nice, consider me jealous)
depending on what you're wanting it for, you may want to consider a
vacuum tube pre-amp. If it's just for memo taking or whatever, it's
probably easier to stick with the internal mic.

Received on 2004-07-01

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