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Problems Connecting Mircophone to speaker
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I have a little contact vibration speaker

http://www.maplin.co.uk/maplin-vibration-speaker-10w-671562?c=maplin&utm_source=gcs&utm_medium=gcs_search&utm_campaign=N15NG&utm_content=2.0+Speakers&_$ja=cgid:7690034683|tsid:49900|cid:119049523|lid:44978789203|nw:{network}|crid:26685291043|rnd:{random}|dvc:{device}|adp:{adposition}&gclid=CI6w9pvxz7oCFetf2wodxoUAfA 

It comes with a custom cable that has a USB connection to the speaker and a 3.5mm jack that you connect to your source.  I’ve been using it with an Ipod and I works well.

 

I would like to be able to connect a mircorphone but am having some problems.

This is the microphone I’m using.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000KHDZ64/ref=pe_385721_37986871_TE_item

I’ve connected it to a a guitar amp I have so I know it works.

 

As I have to 3.5mm jack, I attempted to use one of these

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003O3QPRW/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

to connect them.

 

But unfortunately its not working.

 

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction.

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RE: Problems Connecting Mircophone to speaker

I can't get any of those links to work, probably because of my works server.
But just reading what you typed, if the input on your speaker expects a line-level source, such as the headphone output from your iPod, then chances are the input sensitivity is too low for it to work with a microphone. You'd need some kind of mike pre-amp inbetween.
Of course that might be a load of lobbox because I can't get the links to work so I can't see exactly what you're on about.

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RE: Problems Connecting Mircophone to speaker

Yes, you need an amplifier in between, specifically you need one with a microphone input as the output from a mic is very low level.

What are you actually trying to do that you want to connect the two?

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RE: Problems Connecting Mircophone to speaker

Double post... why does this forum throw up so many problems when posting? ....

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RE: Problems Connecting Mircophone to speaker

Can you reccommed one or where best to look?  It would need to be battery powered one.  Do such things exist? 

I want to see if I can use the vibration speaker in a rowing boat for the coxwain to communicate with the athletes.  I've attached it to the hull and played music thru it and its seems really good.  If I can get a microphone connected to it it would be a really inexpensive way of implementing a communication system.

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Oh, I see, sounds interesting.

Have a look here http://www.thomann.de/gb/battery_operated_amplifiers.html for inspiration. You'll find these and similar products on a number of websites.

 

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