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What mics work with iMacs? (G5 in particular) Or, how does one (pre)amplify a mic that does not work?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 01, 2007 06:23AM
I have a headset whose mic is ineffective on my iMac G5, but works fine with my Dell.

Any tips? Tricks?

I don't WANT to have to buy the iMic [www.griffintechnology.com] but as a last resort I might.
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Re: What mics work with iMacs? (G5 in particular) Or, how does one (pre)amplify a mic that does not work?
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: November 01, 2007 07:53AM
All regular 1/8" microphones "work" but their signal is so low that you can hardly hear them. I've even used a powered microphone and it was still too low. Some type of line level external amplifier will work for you. I've used my dv camcorder (firewire) as well as my portable mini disk player (line in) for that purpose many times. You could even use a tape deck.
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Re: What mics work with iMacs? (G5 in particular) Or, how does one (pre)amplify a mic that does not work?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 01, 2007 09:09AM
Go for the iMic, used on ebay pretty cheap if you get the first generation.

Or USB mic. Either one works well, though USB mics are low-end.
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Re: What mics work with iMacs? (G5 in particular) Or, how does one (pre)amplify a mic that does not work?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 01, 2007 09:10AM
any pros/cons for 1st vs 2nd gen?
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