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Re: Need help with external microphones for video use..

Originally Posted by Wreckdiver View Post
Pete is right, condenser mics usually run off a 1.5v cell. Sometimes the cell is in the micrpophone, sometimes in a separate in-line box or commonly the 3.5mm mic in socket on the equipment can supply the voltage.

As I said in an earlier post, I can't get a decent level through the mic port on my desktop PC (haven't tried with the laptop it has to be said) using the ME-8 tie clip mic, but it does work fine on a little Olympus digital voice recorder that I've had for several years (WS-320M).

Doing a bit more homework, it seems professional condenser mics are designed to use 48V phantom power.

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