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Can I use a microphone with this receiver?

If so, where do I plug it in? Also, any suggestions for the type of microphone I should use would be helpful. I usually use this receiver at home for surround sound. In a few weeks I'd like to use it at an upcoming party I am having. I just want to be able to make an announcement through my speakers to a group of 50 people. Sorry for the ignorance, but I am not at all technical when it comes to audio. Thanks!

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Re: Can I use a microphone with this receiver?

There would have to be a jack in the back labeled "Microphone" for this to be possible. I found a picture on the web showing the rear and am not seeing this at first glance. Do you have your owner's manual? The only way to do what you want is to amplify the mic with a mic driver and then plug it into one of the line inputs. A trip to Radio Shack could help here. Hope this helps.

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