mic input

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ifjake, May 28, 2004.

  1. ifjake macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    does anyone know more about the mic input jack in the back of my powerbook? is it line level or mic level? are there 2 channels (stereo)? and finally, could some kind of xlr adaptor jack be fashioned to connect microphones into it? i've seen a 1/4 inch one for guitars, but that makes me think it has to be line level. anything already out there for something like this? thanks.
  2. JFreak macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    it is a standard line-level unbalanced stereo plug, which means that in order to record something with a mic, you will need a mic preamplifier (that amplifies the mic signal to a line level).
  3. ifjake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    that's what i was afraid of. i was kind of assuming it was basically the opposite of the headphone jack, but was hoping it could be more.

    ideally i would like to get something like a digidesign 002 with 8 xlr inputs that interfaces via the firewire jack, but i was just looking for an quick and cheap alternative to tide me over while i saved up and figured out what exactly it is i'm saving up for. thanks.

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