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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-03-2003, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mic preamp?

Kinda silly, but I need to know:
I've got an Echo Mia soundcard here... if I use a microphone with it, do I have to have a preamp between the two? Or can I just run the mic directly into the soundcard?

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2 balanced " analog inputs with 106dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
2 balanced " analog outputs with 106dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
24 bit coaxial S/PDIF digital I/O
Supports full duplex 4 channel in, 4 channel out operation.
PCI bus mastering interface
+4dBu or -10dBv analog I/O on each analog channel
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-05-2003, 10:09 AM
 
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Yup.

The Mia doesnt have a mic pre, so you will need one to record via mic. The signal from the mic will be too weak without one to be picked up by the sound card.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-07-2003, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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okay, thanks.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2003, 02:49 PM
 
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I picked up an MA Audio Buddy mic preamp for $80 from Musician's Friend. 2 inputs, cheap, phantom power and it's tiny.

Well worth checking out.

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