question on iPod touch 2g output
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I read somewhere the audio from the multi-pin output is no different than the headphone output. When using the universal dock, the output is variable suggesting this is true. Anyone know for sure?
 
Nov 3, 2008 at 8:38 PM Post #2 of 8

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There are both headphone out and line-out through the pin-out on the iPod (afaik).
The Universal Dock don't have a line-out though, in comparison to the older iPod docks. It has headphone out, which run through the built in amplifier and volume control.

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I read somewhere the audio from the multi-pin output is no different than the headphone output. When using the universal dock, the output is variable suggesting this is true. Anyone know for sure?


I use a LOD cable, not a universal dock, and I don't know about the latter, but when using the LOD cable, the volume control is rendered useless. And the LOD sounds a lot better than HP out to me.
 
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There are both headphone out and line-out through the pin-out on the iPod (afaik).
The Universal Dock don't have a line-out though, in comparison to the older iPod docks. It has headphone out, which run through the built in amplifier and volume control.

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Thank you for the clarification and welcome. Been here before many times and finally got to registering so I can post.

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I use a LOD cable, not a universal dock, and I don't know about the latter, but when using the LOD cable, the volume control is rendered useless. And the LOD sounds a lot better than HP out to me.


Any suggestions for a good LOD cable? I know about the ALO but didn't want to spend $100 or more.
 
Nov 4, 2008 at 1:28 AM Post #6 of 8

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see DIY section... its very easy... or better buy LOD @ ibasso.com and use the mini-mini interconncts bundled with your amp...
 
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I can verify that the new universal dock is a headphone out-- this fact pissed me off. I also didn't want to spring more for a magic piece of wire than I spent on the amp I use, so I picked up a sendstation dock on ebay for about 25$ new. Works great and sounds fine.
 

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