dev builds
themes manual
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
dev guide

Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: Gain

Re: Gain

From: Thom Johansen <>
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2006 15:53:42 +0200

Simon Eigeldinger wrote:
> Hello,
> My hardware is iRiver H 340.
> I have a electred condenser stereo microphone and the sound is to
> low.
> Is that because the it hasn't any plugin power?
> Can the gain be much higher than it is now? Because when I have the
> gain at it's highest it would be often good if I can have more gain
> because the signal I get is low.
> Or have I to connect a preamp to the recorder?
Electret condenser mics do not need phantom power, but
some of them do require pre-amps to get a decent output level,
so things seem to point towards you needing to use a pre-amp.
It is technically possible for us to apply more recording gain
in software, but it will be digital gain, and won't sound very
good if you need much of it.

Received on 2006-06-06

Page template was last modified "Tue Sep 7 00:00:02 2021" The Rockbox Crew -- Privacy Policy