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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: basslover <>
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.

Any thoughts?

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

Any suggestions?

----- Original Message -----
From: "BlueChip" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: how to get "Line IN" to work ...with a non "Line Level" device
(ie. microphone)

> 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 :)
> BC
> >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?)
> >
> >Thanks!!
> >_______________________________________________
> >
> _______________________________________________

Received on 2005-05-25

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