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#1946621 - 08/21/12 10:55 AM Line Out or Headphone Out for DP to Hi-Fi amp?
CyberGene Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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I have a Pioneer A-209R Hi-Fi amplifier which has RCA-inputs (one of them is phono). I am wondering what's the best way to connect my MP6 to the amp. Should I use the mini-jack to RCA cable to connect headphone out or use jack to RCA to connect the line out?

Sorry for the noob question but I am not quite familiar with audio stuff, impedances, etc. I am afraid that headphone out is already amplified and that may be too high a signal for the amplifier. On the other side I've made recordings from the line out to the PC with some home-made cable and there was a noise in the recording which makes me think it may not be a matter of just simple cable? I don't need to make recordings though, I mentioned it just for information. I need to be able to play my piano to other people but I don't want to spend money on additional equipment and dedicated keyboard amp/speakers. I just need an acceptable connection to my home stereo amp which I will use rarely smile


Edited by CyberGene (08/21/12 10:59 AM)
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#1946627 - 08/21/12 11:02 AM Re: Line Out or Headphone Out for DP to Hi-Fi amp? [Re: CyberGene]
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If your MP6 has line outputs, use them.
Connect them to the line inputs (or aux inputs) of the amplifier.
(Do not use the phono input.)

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#1946629 - 08/21/12 11:10 AM Re: Line Out or Headphone Out for DP to Hi-Fi amp? [Re: CyberGene]
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If I solder myself such a cable (a pair of mono jack to mono RCA), are there any specific considerations I should take in mind? I am not sure if I have seen this combination readily available.
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#1946635 - 08/21/12 11:23 AM Re: Line Out or Headphone Out for DP to Hi-Fi amp? [Re: CyberGene]
gvfarns Offline
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Registered: 04/16/07
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Loc: Texas
It's not an uncommon cable. Basically anyone who uses and digital piano with an amp needs one.

http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-Cable-CPR201-...words=ts+to+rca


Edited by gvfarns (08/21/12 11:25 AM)

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#1946636 - 08/21/12 11:26 AM Re: Line Out or Headphone Out for DP to Hi-Fi amp? [Re: CyberGene]
CyberGene Offline
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Thanks! smile
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