Hi Mavis007, Thank you for that. I have also heard that cleaning the microphone input jack may improve sound, and using the cd/tape player on battery also, instead of mains. Maybe the 3.5mm to 3.5 mm lead I bought (only 63p) is not very good, but the Amazon Reviews for it varied. Will keep at it.
Hi wizard-fred, Thanks for advice. Are these "attenuator cables" for microphones available at Maplin? - thinking of obtaining a STEREO condenser microphone from them (about £15), which should give a good input.
On second thought - Very few mic inputs allow stereo input unless specified. A USB audio adapter will usually have stereo line inputs. I have several - one with mic-input has a mono mic left and mono line (aux) right. The other has stereo line inputs. A third as individual left and right mike inputs and a stereo line input They all have stereo outputs. You should ask about the cable. The cable is mono.
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