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Re: arsclist the dreaded microcassette

From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad

This thread started:

 is there a
> >  microcassette player that anyone can recommend that has an actual
> >  line out (as opposed to the headphone jack, for instance)?
> A "line" output simply implies a specific voltage level and impedance.
> If the level from the headphone output is adequate and you are feeding
> a high impedance input (as are most record inputs) there is no problem
> using the headphone output. ( Mike Csontos)

----- well, this is the problem: the volume control makes the voltage 
level unspecific, and you have to watch the meter more carefully. 
Also, there may be dust in the volume control, and that may create 
distortion or fluctuating levels. Go to someone handy with a 
soldering iron (that was an art when discrete ruled, and this person 
will also be able to use shielded cable and drill holes as 
necessary) and have a socket fitted with two wires directly to the 
input to the volume control. In most cases of micro-cassette 
recorder there will be no hum problem if you run it on batteries.

Good luck,

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