iPod Connecting iPod mini to stereo?

Asnyers

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Jul 5, 2007
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I was thinking of connecting my old ipod mini to my home stereo. I found a regular AV cable and asked a tech guy if it could be used to connect my ipod to my stereo. He said yes so I tried to connect and it works, well not really, I'm getting very poor sound quality. I'm from Belgium and using a regular AV cable with the headphone jack of my ipod and the AUX input in my stereo.
How will I get better sound quality? If needed I'll post some pics.

Cheers.
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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I regularly use my full-sized 4g iPod in the dock with such a cable and the sound is just fine. Trying to use the headphone jack is very limiting since the output level is much lower.
 

Asnyers

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Jul 5, 2007
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Any alternatives to get better sound? I would really love to have a better output sound...:(
 

Rick America

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Sep 1, 2007
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I had the same problem. Basically, you have to try different inputs in your stereo amplifier.

For example, for me (on an older stereo amp) if I plugged it into the port for a phonograph, it sounded horrible -- scratchy and skipping. So I plugged it into one of the tape ports instead, and it sounded wonderful.

On a newer amp (the one I use for surround sound and other equipment for a home theatre set up), I plugged it into the digital TV port and it works great.

Basically, try experimenting in other audio input ports on your stereo amplifier.
 

bousozoku

Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
13,951
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Gone but not forgotten.
I had the same problem. Basically, you have to try different inputs in your stereo amplifier.

For example, for me (on an older stereo amp) if I plugged it into the port for a phonograph, it sounded horrible -- scratchy and skipping. So I plugged it into one of the tape ports instead, and it sounded wonderful.

On a newer amp (the one I use for surround sound and other equipment for a home theatre set up), I plugged it into the digital TV port and it works great.

Basically, try experimenting in other audio input ports on your stereo amplifier.
That's a good way to ruin equipment but you can always buy another, right?