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Re: Where is the Bass???
      26/02/12 06:54 PM
Daft thought, but by any chance are you getting the music into the system via some sort of lead plugged into the headphone socket on a portable music player?

If so, does this lead look something like a 3.5mm mini jack to a single 1/4 inch jack plugged into a line input?

That does NOT work and will sound VERY thin, because the line input socket is usually not stereo but balanced and that results in the system producing only the difference between the two stereo channels.

If pulling the input jack out slightly makes things come right (possibly in mono, but better) then you just need a different input lead that is wired correctly for this application.

Regards, Dan.

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