Powerbook sound problems...

NatronB

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Original poster
Jul 2, 2002
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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:

http://reviews.cnet.com/Sony_Home_T...000DP/4505-6740_7-30895881.html?tag=pdtl-list

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,

-N
 

rogerw

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Mar 13, 2004
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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
 

crees!

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Jun 14, 2003
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NatronB said:
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:

http://reviews.cnet.com/Sony_Home_T...000DP/4505-6740_7-30895881.html?tag=pdtl-list

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,

-N
I just connected my PB to my stereo (1/8" -> RCA) last night. Sounded damn well good to me.
 
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