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Hey guys, got a dynamic mic (Peavey PVi2) and have with it XLR to 1/4-inch cable and 1/4-inch cable to 1/8 inch (kinda like this one), so my problem is when connected it sounds really quiet, and only thing I can do (that I know of) is add up windows mic boost (+20) seems like thing that would be normal, but it adds way too much noise, it's just godawful, plus sensitivity seems screwy. I can post-edit it to make it a bit better, but it's still not good.
So anything I can do to help (someone recommended a pre-amp, and I currently don't have enough money to afford one), any alternative software wise, or cheap hardware add-ons, something I missed.

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Unfortunately, you will need a preamp.  Can you afford $29.99 shipped?

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/art-tube-mp-studio-mic-preamp


Edited by TwoCables - 3/23/13 at 8:39am
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Guys here said that I'd need about 200 euros for a pre-amp, lowest that I could get is used one for about 60 euros. And as far as I recall euro is about 33% "stronger" than dollar. I live in Montenegro (Southeastern Europe), and here we don't have paypal, google checkout... things like that. And I doubt they ship here. 30$ is like 20 euros. If only our offer of things like that was... yeah it's pretty much non-existant. I will check if they ship... Can you possibly recommend me few different cheap pre-amps that will do the job, I basically just need that amplification feature. I may be able to check out for them here or in neighbour countries, though if it's like this where MSRP is 86$ it's likely that it's here above 100 euros. heh

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I didn't know that you live in Europe. Your profile doesn't say.

 

I confess that I don't know preamps; I just looked on Musician's Friend and this one seemed like an exceptional deal because it has 215 customer reviews and out of all those, it has 4.4 out of 5 stars.

 

So, this is about the best that I think I can do.

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Hmm, still are you certain it can't be done without a pre-amp (mixer), or do you know of a simple "piece of tech" that does just that, without the phantom power, EQ's etc? Either way, your reply was helpful. wink.gif
    
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A preamp is the only way to boost the signal before it reaches the input jack. The preamp I linked is just a preamp, and that's the kind of device you need.

 

I don't know much else.

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