Don't use the headphone jack
by railtrolley - 10/29/05 9:24 AM
In Reply to: Easy way for me by zorander
I wouldn't recommend using the headphone jack on your receiver. The output of the headphone jack is usually boosted by using part of the power amplifier section to drive the headphones (they are, after all speakers). The pc motherboard's line in socket is only designed to accept a line level input from your pre-amp, i.e. not boosted by the power amplifier section. The sockets on the back of the amp for 'tape out' or 'tape monitor' are suitable. Using the headphone socket risks 'clipping' (too high a signal level) at the very least, or you could damage your motherboard by sending a signal which has been boosted by the power amplifier section.
Having said this, of couse you never connect the speaker output terminals of your amplifier to the line in socket of the motherboard, that's a sure way of sending it up to heaven.
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