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Using Adapters

admin_exported

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Hi,

I've been offered a Russ Andrews iPod Dock > 3.5mm Minijack iPod to amp cable at a discounted (but still fairly expensive) price. However, my Marantz PM6003 amp doesn't have a 3.5mm input. I could buy a 3.5mm Minijack > Phono adapter, but I was wondering if adding this extra component to the chain would diminish the sound quality and defeat the point of using such a pricey cable.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Rob
 
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Sorry for not making it clear what the cable in question actually is.

This should clear up any uncertainty: http://www.russandrews.com/images/products/2204_2.jpg
 

jjbomber

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You have the music stored digitally on the ipod and you have an analogue amp, so it's a question of where you convert. If you going to use the ipod's internal DAC, then I would suggest using the headphone output of the ipod. You need a 3.5mm jack to 2 phone lead. I use for QED for the car stereo and find them very good.

Option 2 is to take the signal digitally from an ipod dock and convert at that stage.

Option 3 is to use a digital dock and add a DAC of choice.

Option 4 is to use Airplay.

To me, buying a 'bargain' cable that doesn't quite do the job you want is a waste of money.
 

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