I've looked for threads with no luck, and looked at several different portable amp designs, and just wanted some feedback:
Most amps with two different 3.5mm jacks on one face seem to have the input channel in the centermost position, with the headphone out off to the left or right side. Is this standard? I know there are lots of configurations where the input is on the rear end of the amp, and there are other configurations I'm probably not thinking of, but I'm wondering if the center placement is fairly standard for amps with two 3.5 mm jacks on one face.
I ask because i'm toying with making some custom iPod LOD interconnects that reduce the bulk I see on most of the commercially available ones. They work, don't get me wrong, but for the way I see most people joining their portable source to their amp, the cable length and configuration of even the shortest interconnects I've seen makes the cable stick out from the base of the iPod/Amp pretty significantly. When I carry mine amp/iPod in my pocket, the sticking out loop always seems to catch on something and unplug.
Anyway, any input is helpful. Trying to figure out a configuration that will work for most users while reducing bulk to an absolute minimum and using high quality components.
Edited by bobloblaw - 5/11/12 at 7:31am