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getting line-out performance form the headphone jack

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
if you have a portable (say an md player) that does not have a line out, is there a volume setting that will get you closer to line-out performance? should the volume be set to maximum, mid-way, or minimum to minimize amp distortion? does it make a difference?
post #2 of 11
Apple recomends setting the iPod volume to 3/4's when using amps/speakers.

lextek
post #3 of 11
I recommend ¼ way.
post #4 of 11
You really can't recommend a "standard" volume setting, since the gain on the volume pot varies for every device. Apple has recommended "3/4" for the iPod, and Sharp has a certain number for each of their MD porties that don't have a dedicated jack. But every device is different.
post #5 of 11
I agree with Macdef. I have three sony pcdp and all of them have different volume settings before they are equal to the line out in loudness.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
so should i compare the volume setting on my sony mdp with the line out on my sony pcdp to get the right setting? or is there a better way to calibrate?
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally posted by redshifter
so should i compare the volume setting on my sony mdp with the line out on my sony pcdp to get the right setting? or is there a better way to calibrate?
Probably a decent way to approximate
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
thanks everyone.

mac, does your robot have a tan?
post #9 of 11
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Originally posted by redshifter
mac, does your robot have a tan?
It's either a tan, or this is the Warhol edition of his picture
post #10 of 11
I think he's watching a sunrise!
post #11 of 11
My sharp mt90 manual says full . . .
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