Line-in mic for mac mini

Loading page content. User profile for user: AndyO AndyO. Apple Watch Speciality level out of ten: 0. The mini has a line-level audio input, for use with output from such things as stereo systems, CD players etc, and will therefore not work with the majority of standard PC mics, which don't output enough signal. If your mic is not amplified, that'll be the reason it doesn't appear to work. Almost any USB mic will function with the mini, or you can get a device such as the Griffin iMic which will allow your existing mic to work.

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Dec 22, AM in response to Marios Patrinos In response to Marios Patrinos I had the same problem until I tried my somewhat expensive battery powered lapel mic. That one works fine, so, like Andy said, you need something with good amplification. You might want to invest in a battery powered mic. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. User profile for user: vivrogers vivrogers.

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I have adjusted the sound settings to max and the mac mini sees that it is there. The input bars in the sound menu only register a sound if I am practically eating the mic when I talk. I even changed the battery in the mic to be on the safe side but no luck.


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Any ideas - I really want to use skype. Thanks Vivienne. I would say the fact you get some audio from the mic but not enough for viable use indicates that your present microphone is not outputting a high enough signal.


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Many elecret condeser type mics, and others with battery power sources output below line level voltages, so the input in the mini would simply not be sensitive enough to register the signal, and you would get exactly the results you describe. There are microphone preamplifiers you could get to boost the mics signal level, or alternatively, a number of other microphones, including almost all USB devices of this type, which would likely serve your purposes very well.

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User profile for user: goobmicroob goobmicroob. Feb 9, PM in response to Marios Patrinos In response to Marios Patrinos isnt there some software thing to turn it from line in to mic in? Feb 11, AM in response to goobmicroob In response to goobmicroob isnt there some software thing to turn it from line in to mic in?

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