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Dynamic Mic + Art Tube MP Preamp to PC?

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I made a post previously which was a bit off the actual question.  I have bought a dynamic mic (Behringer XM8500) and it's barely being picked up by my system (only if I max volume and give it a max boost of +30dB would anything happen).  At this point I'm thinking I need some help on how to get this thing working on my PC properly.

 

So, I figured I'll be needing a pre-amplifier to make that 1/1000th Volt (or whatever) signal into something useable for the sound card.  Would the ART Tube MP Preamp be a good choice? I can't spare too much money, so will only buy what's necessary, provided I get a decent result from it all.

 

http://www.amazon.com/ART-Tube-Studio-Mic-Preamp/dp/B0002E50MC That's the one I'm talking about.

 

I've read somewhere I'll need an audio interface in addition... is that necessary?  I was personally thinking of using my Behringer XM8500 ->(XLR Male to XLR Female) -> ART Tube -> (XLR Male to 1/8") -> PC Back Panel 'Mic In'. (Integrated sound card).

 

Am I being stupid or would that work?  If I need an audio interface, what would be a good cheap one available in europe?

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Still need some feedback if any out there have some to share :)

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