[rescue] Microphone for Octane under IRIX

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Wed Apr 7 12:07:08 CDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 12:47:54PM -0400, Matthew Haas wrote:
>  Am I missing something obvious here? I've been reading up on this whole
> Electret vs. Dynamic or whatnot major technologies in microphones... I
> read somewhere in the Octane documentation that they may ship their
> systems with an electret microphone... Do I need to search for a specific
> type of microphone? And if so, any recommendations?

Radion Shack used to sell some $10 electret microphones that had
remarkable performance.  Fool that I was, I let the pair I had get away
somewhere, and when I went to try and get another recently, discovered
that they discontinued them almost ten years ago in favor of a little
plastic POS that they sell for about fifty cents less that's utterly

If I'm REALLY lucky, they're still in a box somewhere.

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