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Subject: Re: how to get "Line IN" to work ...with a non "Line Level" device (ie. microphone)

Re: how to get "Line IN" to work ...with a non "Line Level" device (ie. microphone)

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 23:50:32 +0100

If you plug a MIC into a MIC socket (as per your PC) it will work - if you
plug a MIC into a LINE socket (PC or otherwise) - the MIC signal needs to
be amplified to LINE LEVEL ...there are loads of little amps to do this on
the market. The archos AAA powerered one is just a couple of
transistors. This news archive holds "this one is cool"/"this one is crap"
reviews as and when people saw fit to review them :)


>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?)

Received on 2005-05-25

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