Zoom H1 internals/ closeups
Good detailed teardown at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CCWnJ35obQ
For example the main audio chip is a Texas Instruments TMS320 series.
Now my question is, at 8:30 as you can see, the mic elements are quite accessible. I am not an engineer, and I need to know if I can remove these elements, insert 8 feet of mic. cable and still have the same audio quality. I need to use these for recording lectures and panel discussions. I absolutely MUST have three feet of cable... but 6 to 8 feet is what I really need.
Yes I know, there's a jack for external mics. Well, it's noisy, and mics cost money. The internal mics are actually very quiet and clean, I want to use them.
Thanks for your help! I will "pay it forward".