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Subject: RE: RFE: independent control of line-out volume

RE: RFE: independent control of line-out volume

From: Christopher Woods <>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 02:13:56 +0100

While we're on the subject, has anybody else noticed (on the H1x0 models, as
I use) that the Line Out isn't so much a line level output as it is just a
plain duplicate of the headphones out (as mentioned) - but the level it runs
at is much hotter than the headphone output? I find that it distorts much
more easily than the headphone output, and has MUCH less level in the bass
frequencies than the headphone output too... Which usually means I end up
using the headphone output for anything requiring the device being hooked up
to an amp stage of any kind (for listening at home / soundchecking at a gig
if I forget my optical cable / testing out audio kit in the studios at
uni)... It's absolutely abysmal, and it's been like it on both H140s I've
owned - on both the RB and the stock firmware.

Can anybody provide any insight, given that there must be some people who
frequent this list who have much more knowledge as to this device's inner
workings than I do, as to why this behaviour exists? It's just perplexed me
ever since day one, because it renders the Line Out socket night on
pointless to even have on the unit, save for its optical features (which
still elicit the same problems if you drive the output gain anywhere
approaching 0dB anyway).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Calum Mackay []
> Sent: 28 October 2006 01:04
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: RFE: independent control of line-out volume
> Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> > Calum Mackay wrote:
> >> My own example would be the iriver H3x0, which have
> separate jacks.
> >> I'm assuming that these *are* controllable separately, and
> not just a
> >> split of the same output?
> >
> > Unfortunately, they are. Sorry.
> ah well, that's that, then. thanks much for the reply, Linus.
> cheers,
> calum.
Received on 2006-10-28

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