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Old December 17th, 2006, 09:30 AM   #1
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iRiver 899 - which plug for Giant Squid?

Hi all. I just purchased an iRiver 899 off of ebay. Now I need to get a Giant Squid mic and I know that I need to get the special iRiver omni mono. But which plug do I need? I can't tell where the plug is on the iRiver from pictures, on the side or on the top. Can someone who has one let me know? I haven't searched these forums for about an hour now and can't find anything. I need to decide whether I want the straight plug or the right-angled plug. Thanks!
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Old December 17th, 2006, 11:25 AM   #2
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Hi all. I just purchased an iRiver 899 off of ebay. Now I need to get a Giant Squid mic and I know that I need to get the special iRiver omni mono. But which plug do I need? I can't tell where the plug is on the iRiver from pictures, on the side or on the top. Can someone who has one let me know? I haven't searched these forums for about an hour now and can't find anything. I need to decide whether I want the straight plug or the right-angled plug. Thanks!
Both should work fine, though the connection is at the top of the unit. The mic I use with my iRivers has a angled plug.
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Old December 17th, 2006, 12:13 PM   #3
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I bought the 90 degree plugs with mine, which I think works better.
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Old December 17th, 2006, 04:17 PM   #4
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i've had both types at one point, and yeah the right-angle one is slightly better, and certainly not so protruding in a groom's pocket (ok that sounds REALLY wrong :)

remember to put record mode as line-in, not ext-mic...
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Old December 17th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #5
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I have that exact model iriver, and the right angle plug mic from Giant Squid. With the 899, it's better than the straight one.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone! I just ordered the angled plug. Can't wait to try it out!
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Old December 18th, 2006, 09:45 PM   #7
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I'm sure you'll be happy with it. Giant Squid makes great mics.
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