On 27/05/08 04:28:54, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> It seems to me that most audio cards with preamps put the preamps in
There are at least two good reasons for doing this:
1. Inside the PC case is an electrically noisy environment. Given that
mic pre-amps are rather more sensitive than line level inputs they are
likely to pick up less noise outside the PC case.
2. The metal stip on the back of a PCI card has limited space to mount
connectors. An XLR connector as used for mic inputs certainly wouldn't
fit so the choices are to use a breakout box or use some other
connector and then supply a little adapter lead.
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