Got a CDP, but no headphone output?
Mar 15, 2006 at 8:48 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

ejoy

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Hi,
I just got a CDP off the ebay. To bad it only has line out (L/R) in the back and no headphone jack. Can anyone tell me what kind of cable I need in order to connect this to my headphone amp?
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Mar 15, 2006 at 8:58 PM Post #2 of 5

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An rca cable.

If your amp doesn't have rca jacks, an rca to 1/8" cable.
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 9:13 PM Post #4 of 5

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JahJahBinks
ya, headphone jack is for plugging headphones in, not for connecting to an amp.


Is there any difference in terms of SQ rather than volume level between the back RCA and front headphone jack on a CDP (if any) for connecting to an amp?
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 9:19 PM Post #5 of 5

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ejoy
Is there any difference in terms of SQ rather than volume level between the back RCA and front headphone jack on a CDP (if any) for connecting to an amp?


I assume SQ= sound quality? Back RCA is line out, in other words sound in its purist state. Front headphone jack is amped, depends on its quality it can be good or bad, but the bottom line is that it SHOULD never be better than the RCA. By quality I mean how CLOSE it is to the source.
 

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