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MAX4466 Electret Microphone Amplifier Adjustable Gain for Arduino - RS1040

MAX4466 Electret Microphone Amplifier Adjustable Gain for Arduino - RS1040


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  • VCC: 2.4-5.5V
  • All headers included (to solder yourself)
  • Ideal for low-noise performance
  • 20-20KHz electrets microphone
  • Maxim MX4466 op-amp for amplification


MAX4466 Electret Microphone Amplifier with Adjustable Gain Module is fully assembled; tested board comes with a 20-20KHz electret microphone soldered on. For the amplification, we use the Maxim MAX4466, an op-amp specifically designed for this delicate task; The amplifier has excellent power supply noise rejection, so this amplifier sounds really good and isn’t nearly as noisy or scratchy as other mic amp breakouts we’ve tried! This MAX4466 Electret Microphone Amplifier with Adjustable Gain Module is best used for projects such as voice changes; audio recording/sampling, and audio-reactive projects that use FFT. On the back, we include a small trimmer pot to adjust the gain. You can set the gain from 25x to 125x. That’s down to be about 200mVpp (for normal speaking volume about 6″ away) which is good for attaching to something that expects line level input without clipping, or up to about 1Vpp, ideal for reading from a micro-controller ADC. The output is rail-to-rail so if the sounds get loud, the output can go up to 5Vpp.




Input Voltage

2.4~5.5 V

Input Current

24 µA

Gain Bandwidth Product

600 KHz

Phase Margin

70 Degrees

Gain Margin

20 dB


  • +2.4V to +5.5V Supply Voltage Operation.
  • Versions with 5nA Complete Shutdown Available (MAX4467/MAX4468).
  • Excellent Power-Supply Rejection Ratio: 112dB.
  • Excellent Common-Mode Rejection Ratio: 126dB.
  • High AVOL: 125dB (RL = 100kΩ).
  • Rail-to-Rail Outputs.
  • Low 24µA Quiescent Supply Current.

How to use:

  • Connect GND to ground, VCC to 2.4-5VDC.
  • The audio waveform will come out of the OUT pin. The output will have a DC bias of VCC/2 so when its perfectly quiet; the voltage will be a steady VCC/2 volt (DC couple).
  • If the audio equipment you’re using requires AC coupled audio; place a 100uF capacitor between the output pin and the input of your device.
  • If you’re connecting to an audio amplifier that has differential inputs or includes decoupling capacitors; the 100uF cap is don’t require.
  • The output pin is not designed to drive speakers or anything but the smallest in-ear headphones- you’ll need an audio amplifier (such as 3.7W stereo amp)
  • If you want to connect the amp directly to speakers. If you’re connecting to a micro-controller pin, you don’t need an amplifier or decoupling capacitor; connect the OUT pin directly to the micro-controller ADC pin.
  • For audio-reactive projects; we suggest using an FFT driver library which can take the audio input and ‘translate’ it into frequencies.

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1 x MAX4466 Electret Microphone Amplifier Adjustable Gain for Arduino