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Old 04-14-2005, 12:03 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Nebraska
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Hurting the iPod with speakers:

1. Unpowered speakers will not 'hurt' no matter how big, but may drain the batteries quickly.

2. Decent commercially made speakers (powered or not) using the 1/8" (2.5m?) stereo plugs almost certainly won't hurt either. You don't put that kind of plug on a system if there is ANY chance it will hurt the player.

3. Modifying or making your own POWERED speakers- be careful! If ANY of the power (voltage or amperage) goes into the plug, it can fry your iPod (or any other player) quickly! A decent design will carefully isolate the amp circuit from the actual input and will include some sort of safety protection as well.
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