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keithwpritchard
18.07.2006, 12:48
Hi,

I'm generally very pleased with my Equium L20, but am now finding a few annoyances that I guess are cost-cutting issues. For instance, there's no onboard mic, so need to buy one for Voip purposes. And I would like to use this laptop to record from an external audio source, but now discover that there is no line-in jack, and it seems the microphone jack is mono only, even if it was possible to configure the audo card to use this for line-in source.

I'd be very grateful if anyone has any ideas for a workaround perhaps using a USB port.

TIA
Keith

R2D2
18.07.2006, 15:30
Hi

What about this external USB to line-in adaptor:
http://speechtechnology.stores.yahoo.net/am--usb--adapter.html

The adapter is especially useful for laptops or computers that don't have a Line In jack, or that don't have good soundcards

redhawk
18.07.2006, 17:40
I bought a Creative Live 24bit USB for the same reason and works like a charm. At 40 pounds it's not exactly a cheap solution but to be honest I haven't see any other USB alternatives except the ones used for video capture.

Richard S.

keithwpritchard
18.07.2006, 19:34
Hi R2D2,
Thanks for your quick reply - it set me on the right track and I've been googling for similar solutions available in the UK. I've since found this product - http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/page/shop/flypage/product_id/9326 and redhawk has pointed me at something by Creative Labs which I'll try and track down.
Regards
Keith

keithwpritchard
18.07.2006, 19:38
Hi redhawk,
Thanks for following up with this response - I've since found this product and will now try and track down the Creative one that you bought.
Regards
Keith