#1
I was told by a friend that you can mod these mini marshall amps into mics. I know very little about wiring but I was just curious if this was possible/ if any one else has tried it.
#4
ask him what he means, then..

because ...I really don't imagine that being possible..

edit: replace 'possible' with ..'worthwhile'
Last edited by james4 at Aug 31, 2009,
#5
To turn an amplifier into a microphone, first you need a microphone.
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#6
I thought any amp could be turned into a mic by changing the polarity or some ****. I've also heard of headphones being changed into mics.
#7
Microphones work, quite basically, by converting physical energy (i.e. movement/sound waves) into electrical energy.

It is my understanding that because you won't be moving anything on the amp/headphones with your voice, you can't have a microphone.
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#8
It seems very unlikely to me that a speaker can be used as a microphone. A microphone is simply a different thing than a speaker. Even if it does, you'll most likely get a pretty horrible sound out of it.
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#10
All speakers can be used as a microphone. If you don't believe me, take a pair of headphones, plug them into the speaker jack of your computer and then record yourself talking into them.
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All speakers can be used as a microphone. If you don't believe me, take a pair of headphones, plug them into the speaker jack of your computer and then record yourself talking into them.


Did not work...
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#12
I just googled it and got a fairly complete answer take out the speaker and use a wire to put it into the mic jac of some recording equipment

http://www.zyra.org.uk/sp-mic.htm
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Did not work...


You'll need to have the sensitivity of the program up pretty high. You'll be loading a very low impedance "microphone" with a very high impedance load. This can cause problems with the volume.

I've never had any problem with using any speaker as a microphone. A larger speaker with a heavier voice coil will also require more "force" to cause it to vibrate.
#14
yeah at school we had a kareoke function on the keyboards...seeming we had no mics, we used to plug in the headphones and they worked
#15
a speaker can be used as a mic
a mic can be used as a speaker.

using a speaker as a mic sounds like shit.
using a mic as a speaker sounds like shit. (and is likely to destroy the mic)

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