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Subject: Re: FW: [Braillenote] A Microphone for BrailleNote mPower

Re: FW: [Braillenote] A Microphone for BrailleNote mPower

From: Jerry Van Baren <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 17:45:46 -0400

No, that mic requires power:
"This unit is specifically designed for use with the "mic input" jack,
also known as "plug-in power," that has voltage outputs from between 1.5
to 10 volts."

It probably doesn't have a built-in amplifier either. The AJR requires
"line in" levels (~0.6 volts) which is amplified compared to raw mic
inputs (millivolts).


Sarai wrote:
> Would this work with the Archos Recorder? I'm looking for a mike for
> both units.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of
> Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 1:46 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Braillenote] A Microphone for BrailleNote mPower
> Hi all, I'm passing this information on as a BrailleNote mPower user.
> HumanWare has no relationship with the company concerned.
> There've been a few people interested in good microphones for the
> BrailleNote mPower. Recently I purchased a microphone from a small
> company called Giant Squid Audio lab. It's a gold plated microphone
> housed in a standard 3.5 mm plug. So what you get is a plug that goes
> into the microphone socket of your BrailleNote mPower, and the
> microphone is included in the actual plug. No wires to worry about or
> anything to hold. The quality of this little microphone is remarkable,
> the frequency response is superb. And it is omnidirectional, which means
> that it's ideal for recording sound in any direction anywhere in the
> room. I used this microphone as part of my most recent podcast and am
> delighted with the results. It only costs around US$19.
> There are other microphone products available as well.
> The URL for the company is
> Jonathan Mosen
> BrailleNote Product Marketing Manager
> HumanWare
> DDI: +1-925-566-9265
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Received on 2005-10-18

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