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Subject: RE: how to get "Line IN" to work

RE: how to get "Line IN" to work

From: Gary Wingert <>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 15:54:00 -0700

This sounds exactly like the recent conversation on the list.

You need a preamp for the microphone - it's not hot enough
by itself to drive a line-level input. It works in your PC
because you probably have your microphone boost enabled and/or
your level is cranked high enough.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of basslover
> Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 3:35 PM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: how to get "Line IN" to work
> I have a good headset (1 ear + mike) from my cell phone. It
> has a micro plug. I bought an adapter that changes it to two
> separate mini plugs. I can put those two mini-plugs into the
> mike and headphone jacks of my computer and they both work.
> It produces a rich, life-like voice recording.
> But when I try that with the Recorder 20, only the earpiece
> works. The mike won't pic up any sound when plugged into the
> Line IN, no matter what input I select.
> I tried the same thing on a Nomad Jukebox, and same result.
> So is there some kind of wiring difference here that explains
> why the setup works on the computer, but not the portable players?
> Could someone suggest how I could get this headset to work on
> the R20? I'd really appreciate it!
> (If not, any suggestions for good headsets that would work on
> the R20 and produce good, life-like voice recordings?)
> Thanks!!
> _______________________________________________

Received on 2005-05-25

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