Powerbook sound problems...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by NatronB, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. NatronB macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2002
    Does any one here use a preamp to boost the signal/ sound quality coming from their headphone port?

    I have a PB G4 12" Rev. A that I hook up to this guy:


    via a 1/8" to 2xRCA, and I'm a little disappointed with the sound quality. I upgraded the speaker wire, but it still sounds awful on the low end. I know this certainly isn't the best set of speakers, but my living room is not that big and I'm sure things could be better.

    Any help is appreciated,

  2. rogerw macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2004
    west sussex UK
    i use the audio out from an ibook straight into an amp, no probs. using i tunes you can flaff about a bit with the eq. but home thatre amps, in my experience give reletivly piss poor sound quality if you play a cd (for example through them. I recently boughjt a Marantz SR5400 which cost about £400.00 sound quality nowhere near as good as an equilivent costing stereo amp. Sounds fine with dvdSurround etc
  3. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    I just connected my PB to my stereo (1/8" -> RCA) last night. Sounded damn well good to me.
  4. NatronB thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2002

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