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Old 15th September 2005, 07:39 PM   #1
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Post adding a line out to a portable deck

I have a mono portable record player, powered by batteries with a built in speaker and vol control.
I was wondering if anyone here would know how i would go about adding a diy phono (line) out to it.
i thought about unsoldering the speaker wires, and resoldering them to a phono socket, but thought that it may blow anything i try and connect the deck to, (I have an audio pro sampler which the deck would go "in" to).
Any suggestions?

thanks in advance for any help
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Old 15th September 2005, 08:09 PM   #2
dnsey is offline dnsey  United Kingdom
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You could do it that way, but it would be better to take your output from across the volume control.
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Old 16th September 2005, 07:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, however you must excuse me, I have little audio /electronic knowledge.

What exactly do you mean? is it possible for you to suggest exact placement for the wire solders?

If i did solder the phono socket from the speaker connections, would there be any chance of damaging anything if i plugged the line out into another unit?
What are the benefits of soldering "across the pot".

thanks v much for your help

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Old 16th September 2005, 08:46 PM   #4
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Hi Lester,
You'd be unlikely to damage anything by using the speaker connection, but the volume control connection will be at a more suitable level, have a lower noise level, and allow you to monitor the output with the speaker using the volume control to adjust monitor level whilst having a constant level to your output line.
If you could post a circuit or photograph of the inside of your record player, it will be easier to suggest how to make your connections.
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Old 17th September 2005, 10:04 AM   #5
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thanks very much for your help.
Ill post some photos later on today.

thanks again, much apreciated

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