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Subject: Re: Cheap/good digital-audio Boston Acoustics BA735
From: LoveLearn (LoveLearn_at_iw.net)
Date: 2003-10-17


More than a year ago I heard and was favorably impressed with sounds
produced by a Boston Acoustics BA735 digital digital decoder/amps/3-way
speaker system. Boston Acoustics made these for Gateway as OEM digital
output systems. Recently I encountered eBay offers for them at very low
prices. Last month I suggested that we consider using them with our
Archos digital output jacks. I just acquired a set. They were tested
before shipping and worked well with Gateway computer digital output.

I just opened a new Belden cable package I happened to own. The cable
has a stereo 3-contact mini phone plug on one end. The other end splits
into a pair (left and right) of male RCA phono plugs. I don't have an
Archos manual which might list specifications for the required cable.
Using either of this audio cable's 2 RCA phono plugs enables the BA735s
to produce very quiet audio output, depending on how far the plug is
inserted into the Archos. It seems pretty clear that this isn't an
appropriate cable.

I think my ARJ 20 digital jack has 4-connectors. What plug and a cable
do I need? Does it need to be specially configured to carry high
frequency signals? The BA735 digital input jack appears to be a common
female RCA phono jack. A low cost suitable cable is preferred to high
Archos prices. If this works out well, other Archos owners may acquire
these systems and need cables. Thanks for your consideration.
John



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