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Subject: Re: iRiver H120 microphone advice needed
From: "Lou Judson" inaudio
Date: Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:24 am ((PST))
slightly more detail: the mic battery only charges the mic so it will  
respond to sound waves. It does not make it louder. Condenser mics  
simply don't work without a power source.

This is why they devised PIP Plug in power and 48 volt phantom power  
for bigger mics. Professional studio mics with tubes have their own  
separate power supply, and even that only lets the mic work, not  
amplify it to be louder.

Hope this helps, Sean!

On Dec 13, 2007, at 11:36 PM, Rob Danielson wrote:

>> And finally a silly technical question: is the battery in a powered
>> mic used for pre-amping
>> the signal, or for something else??
> Battery powering in a mic usually provides "mic level" for a mic
> input.

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