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Old 25th February 2005, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default MP3's through home stereo

Hi,
newbie here, i was wondering if anyone has/is using an Ipod or equivalent to send music through home stereo.
I assume i could with the right cable or the like, with a pre-amp of some sort?
I was going to build a HTPC, but the kids are hogging my puter so they will get one to share. So consequently i want to play my music from my PC on Ipod and into stereo.
I am about to start my amp project so any help will be greatly appreciated

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Old 25th February 2005, 11:15 AM   #2
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iPOD headphone output to line level input on your preamp should work just fine.
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Old 26th February 2005, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thanks Frank, was just what the doctor ordered, the pre-amp was looking at has an extra input, so i will hook up a socket for the Ipod.

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My sound card on my computer has a digital out. I ran a normal RCA cable to the digital "CD IN" on a cheap Sony reciever. Works awsome, autodetects a 48Khz PCM signal.


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iPOD headphone output to line level input on your preamp should work just fine.
Do you need a preamp or amp for that?

I was thinking that preamp is mostly for equalization of sound at low power, so it's good for headphones or as a block before power amplifier. But if you are thinking of connecting iPod to play music to big speakers, then amp is better, isn't it?
So, in fact, any small home sound system should be able to take AUX input and amplify it to needed level.
Let me know

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Old 26th February 2005, 06:22 PM   #6
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Do you need a preamp or amp for that?

I was thinking that preamp is mostly for equalization of sound at low power, so it's good for headphones or as a block before power amplifier. But if you are thinking of connecting iPod to play music to big speakers, then amp is better, isn't it?
So, in fact, any small home sound system should be able to take AUX input and amplify it to needed level.
Let me know

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It should work beautifully!
I'm listening to mp3's on my stereo from a portable player as I write this. You can also feed the iPOD directly into your power amplifier. After all ... it's line level in.
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Old 27th February 2005, 02:29 AM   #7
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Holy crap, 1700 songs......sheesh i thought i was going good with about 700....that includes the older kids' doof, doof techno rap crap... thanks every1 for the replies

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Old 27th February 2005, 05:20 AM   #8
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Nothing like Winamp with 1700 songs loaded set to random
I cant stand playing songs in random anymore... not sure why.
I always play full albums now.
Might be because a lot of the music i listen to needs to be played that way to be appreciated (http://www.emit.cc).

And if we are having a ****ing match, 2900 tracks here (25Gb)
I know thats just a drop in the ocean to the amount other poeple have though.
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Hi all,

I too have an ipod (40GMonsters) and although I got sick of ripping my cds onto it, it already has 2400 tracks and I havent even got to half way in the cd pile yet. They arent all going to fit! I know this!

But I take my ipod everywhere - it has survived a crash off my bike (cycling to work in the morning) and even though the ipod has an irreplacable battery I cannot live without it.
I took all my cds off their shelves and put them in my wardrobe.

I play it through my computer via the USB2.0 cable at work and at home it has its dock with the line out.

I shuffle songs all the time - unless I have a new cd ripped - then I listen to that for a couple of days...

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Old 28th February 2005, 11:39 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Dazza
Hi,
newbie here, i was wondering if anyone has/is using an Ipod or equivalent to send music through home stereo.
Not via iPod, via laptop. I have an external soundcard hooked-up to it via the USB port and treat is as another audio source.

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