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Old 03-22-2005, 11:55 PM
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I found out yesterday that my old computer speakers plugged right into the headphone jack of my ipod and I was wondering if this was okay for my ipod. The quality is good and everything I just really need to know if it will harm my ipod. pleez help
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:57 PM
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I don't think it would do any harm as it's just sending the source out .. not in.

If you have concerns you could use the line out feature of a dock.
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:06 AM
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what if i dont have a dock line out and it is just going through the headphone jack
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:09 AM
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I still think it's OK because I plug speakers directly into my ipod and that's just using the headphone socket. It's not like it's sending any frequencies into your ipod so I wouldn't worry. They sell many types of speakers that you plug directly into the ipod so I cannot imagine computer speakers being any different. I would use them without worrying.
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:27 AM
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THANK YOU
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:32 AM
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No worries .. have fun. I have had heaps of fun plugging my ipod into so many different speakers/ pillow speakers you name it .. and it's amazing how much you can do with them. I use the line out on my dock for my large stereo system because it's got an amp etc and you can then use the remote of the stereo versus using the ipod's volume.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:00 AM
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as long as the speakers are self powered, it is fine. If not, it can cause a huuuuge drain on the battery
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Old 03-23-2005, 05:00 PM
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I've plugged in speakers into the headphone port, unpowered speakers, and it didn't drain the battery too much. They actually sounded pretty decent too.. they were from an old G3 iMac, I just modified the wires to use a 1/8" jack.



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Old 03-25-2005, 03:08 AM
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It works.. I use headphone to RCA Converters and you cant screw anything up as long as you dont run something out into your iPod..

If the currents are too high then you can fry your audio jack..
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Old 03-25-2005, 11:15 AM
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I've always use a computer speaker (CREATIVE) to play my ipods at home. It delivers superb sound compared to the sound docks available out there. It is cheap as well ($40-Australian dollar).
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Old 03-27-2005, 03:30 AM
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yeah i use a pair of old speakers and finaly someone else from austarlia



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Old 03-27-2005, 05:17 PM
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make sure the speakers them selves act as an amp, such as, if it has a wire coming from the outlet on the wall... this means it has an external power source, it just amplifies the sound... similar to high-output sub woofers in cars... the head unit is usually only 50W per speaker, subs can be upto somewhere like 1200W, thats why you need an amplifier.

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Old 04-05-2005, 11:21 AM
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hi

i have two home made speakers that i have removed from an old car and i have just put a headphone jack on the end without using an amplifier and just plug it directly into the ipod. now is this what you are saying by too much current because these speakers a largish? because im not to sure if this is harming my ipod or not....??

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Old 04-05-2005, 04:39 PM
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it sure will use A LOT more battery than if it was on headphones...

and it might hurt the iPod, but i'm not sure.
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Old 04-05-2005, 06:06 PM
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It won't harm the iPod, don't worry about it.
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