Electret mic pre amp schematic. The op amp provides an amplification of about 30 dB (which is sufficient for the relatively high output level of an electret microphone), this gain depends on the value of resistors R3 and R4. If you want to be able to vary the gain, simply replace the resistor R4 to 120K a 470K potentiometer in series with a resist
ance of 10K. The overall gain in this way can vary from 10 to 45 dB.