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xlr via audio jack

156 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2013 5:20 PM by MartinR RSS
gmermel Calculating status...
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Jun 6, 2013 3:03 PM

Will an xlr via 3.5 connector work through the audio jack?  Are drivers needed/available?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Jun 6, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to gmermel)

    Biggest problem is that the audio in expects a line level signal so the signal level from the mic will be to low. You will need a preamp to boost the signal from the mic.

  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,560 points)
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    Jun 6, 2013 5:20 PM (in response to gmermel)

    It will work, no drivers are needed, but the signal will be very low because the microphone can't generate the line level signal that the Mac input was designed for.

     

    You really need a mixer or preamp that can lift the mic level signal to line level for input to the Mac.

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