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Hissing Sounds with Apple Universal Dock When using my iPods (either the Nano or the Mini) hooked up to my receiver via Apple's Universal Dock, a hissing sound develops thru the speakers after about 20 minutes of play. I've already tried using new Monster wires, switching the receiver port and even swapped receivers! Same hissing sympom! Any ideas???

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    same problem no fix yet

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It's the dock. The docks pass analog signal through it, not digital, so the hissing is in the background.

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