Question for you guys.

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Mycophiles, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Mycophiles

    Mycophiles OT Supporter

    Jul 18, 2002
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    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.

  2. dissonance

    dissonance OT Supporter

    May 23, 2006
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    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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