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Is it possible/a good idea to plug a mic into a valve amp? I've heard that the output of a mic is too high for it. Anyone know if this is true? Since I don't want to try it out.

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  • Before the advent of transistor amps, that's the only option we had! It will obviously also depend on the impedance of said mic. But nothing bad will happen . As long as you don't plug it into a speaker output... – Tim Aug 12 at 6:51
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    Which particular valve amp? – topo morto Aug 12 at 7:29
  • Depends on the output impedance of your mike and the input impedance of your amp. Different models can have different values. – Carl Witthoft Aug 12 at 14:31
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Yes, with an impedance matching transformer like this one:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LittleIMP--whirlwind-little-imp-lo-z-xlr-to-hi-z-1-4-inch-inline-impedance-matcher

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