Building a cable from sound system to "mic in"

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kenaycock
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Re: Building a cable from sound system to "mic in"

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Any updates on this headset buddy line level to mic level adapter shared earlier in the thread?
https://www.amazon.com/Headset-Buddy-Li ... 00OAW85ZG/

On a whim, I tried plugging line level directly in to the mic input on my lappy. Much less complicated than plugging into the TRRS jack on a phone. Without attenuation, the distortion is... lovely.

This also looks like a possibility:
https://www.amazon.com/Movo-MV-RC300-Mi ... 073HR6SY4/
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Re: Building a cable from sound system to "mic in"

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If you're using a laptop, I'd recommend the Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac.. That and a plain old 3.5mm stereo cable will work fine. It avoids a whole bunch of ifs, ands, buts, and maybes.

But before placing the order, dig into the hardware settings in the control panel. You find find a "mic boost" setting. If so, set it to 0dB and try again.

At $8, it's also one of the cheapest options.
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Re: Building a cable from sound system to "mic in"

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I tried the Headset Buddy cable, but found it had too much attenuation for the phones we were using. I'm working on a custom L-pad that will bring the level approximately up to that of the Tabernacle Choir when they come on, but still have a reasonable source impedance for the phone. I'll let you know what I come up.
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Re: Building a cable from sound system to "mic in"

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russellhltn wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:11 pm
idjeeper2 wrote:This project met a quick end. I went to the meetinghouse last evening and discovered we don’t have a record out plug.
Yeah, that doesn't go well.

The plug can be hidden. I've found them inside the podium, as well as inside a cabinet near the "clerk's desk" on the stand.
I still haven't found one in our building. We don't even seem to have an ALS system that I can tap into.
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Re: Building a cable from sound system to "mic in"

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What model amplifier and preamp/mixer do you have fitted?
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