HT4806: Mac mini (Mid 2011): External ports and connectorsLearn about Mac mini (Mid 2011): External ports and connectors
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to lhaggstr)
The Mac Mini's audio input is for Line level audio input, meaning that the signal from a standard microphone or guitar pickup is to week and needs to be amplified.
To use a non-amplified microphone, you will need to use something like:
Likewise, most USB microphones will also work. usb microphones - Google SearchiMac, Mac Mini, iPad, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (10.7.3) Safari, iTunes, iPhoto