Rockbox mail archiveSubject: 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: basslover <basslover_at_adelphia.net>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 20:01:44 -0700
Thanks for the two quick responses.
I do have the mike boost on XP on my computer. It says +20db. But on the
Nomad Juke Box I also have the boost up (to+46db) and I still can't get any
sound out of the mike.
About adding on an amplifier, I wanted a portable device that recorded sound
well that I could carry around and dictate (or more accurately, rant) into,
the recordings being slated for later podcast.
>From what I'm reading, I'd have to carry around an amplifier as well. Not
----- Original Message -----
From: "BlueChip" <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: how to get "Line IN" to work ...with a non "Line Level" device
> 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
> 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
> >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