TECH Question for you guys.


OT Supporter
Jul 18, 2002
Houston, Texas
I post in here mostly and the home audio forum gets no traffic so I'll throw the question in here.

I have a home theater receiver. Had it about 10 yrs now. Old but still works. I don't need it anymore so I'm going to move it out to the garage with a computer so I can attach it to a computer and listen to music outside.

Until I get the computer to run it on I thought I'd just run my phone off it in the meantime.

At work I split my phone plug to 2 rca's, plug it into the amplifier and it works fine. On the home theater system I have it doesn't work. I have to turn the sound all the way up to get a whisper of sound out. I have pre-amp setting on the program I'm using on my phone but If I turn it up too loud it distorts.

Why isn't this working? Do I need an amplifier? Thought I could get around buying one using the home theater system and it's internal amplifier.



OT Supporter
May 23, 2006
I see no reason why it wouldn't work. I have to have an adapter for my phone and I ordered several from eBay. One of the couple I bought from the same guy was defective and would produce a much quieter sound with a flange effect if it wasn't plugged in just right. Check your cable...

Other than that and if the jack on the receiver isn't the problem then I don't know.

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