hardware - audio aux in vs mic

Barry Titterton titterton.barry at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 13:18:30 UTC 2014

On 10/12/14 06:42, Lars Noodén wrote:
> Can the mic port be safely used for audio in or must I stay with the
> machine with aux in?
> I will probably be digitizing some analog audio cassette tapes early
> next year.  I have an old ghettoblaster with a 3.5mm jack that can play
> the tapes and a choice of two computers.  One has what appears to be aux
> in the other has a microphone port, both 3.5mm.  I wonder what is the
> safe way to connect them.
> Regards,
> /Lars
Hi Lars,

You could also try a USB adaptor such as this:-


You can see that it has a microphone input option so, if the output from
your cassette player is too much and fries the adaptor, you have only
wasted a few pence.



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