Guys, I have a query for you...
I own a HH Electronics MXA100 amplifier.
Usually, I use the input channel with two RCA sockets to play my Walkman through; I use a 3.5mm jack to dual RCA cable.
If you look at the PDF file I linked above, you'll see that the other three input channels on the amplifier use XLR or ¼" jack; the thing is, though, that they are all mono inputs, not stereo. This is, after all, a professional stage amp, designed with instruments in mind, not MP3 players, and mine is old enough to not have the letters "CD" on it - it's "TAPE" only on this baby!
On my Walkman, I have the option of using the headphone socket to output from, or I can use a LOD cable. Usually, I would use the LOD cable but bear with me and you'll see where I'm going with this...
Because I have more than one audio device in the room with the amp, I don't want to keep having to attach and disengage different devices if I can leave them plugged in full-time. To facilitate this, I'm going to buy a cable that's 3.5mm female to either dual XLR or dual ¼" jack, and this is where I need your help.
From the brochure I linked, you can see that each of the inputs has a different rating. The RCA sockets are rated at 300mV, the ¼" sockets at 30mV and the XLR sockets at 3.5mV.
So, how much does my Sony NWZ-X1050 kick out from the headphone socket, how much from the LOD cable, and will it make a difference (to the amplifier) which output I use from the Walkman and which input I use on the amp?