Question about Alesis RA-150 Amplifier

1 Answer

No bass and muffled quiet sound... help

I am plugging my ipod directly into the amp ( alexis ra150 ) from 2 phono inputs. the output from the amp is quiet muffled and with no bass at all. is the amp broken??

Posted by on

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,114 Answers

No, to make this connection correctly you need a pre amp. you can find them online for about 25 and up. your ipod does not have a pre amp section and is sending a very weak signal to your amplifier. A pre amp is the fix. Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Frank Fulton
    Frank Fulton Jun 23, 2009

    I can't give it two enthusiastic thumbs up without looking at the actual specs on the unit, this site didn't offer any. However, yes, the premis is the same as a preamp, it would greatly improve the soundquality on all levels. Before you purchase it, see if you can find the manufacturers site and see if it lists the actual specs for the unit. if you post a comment with the link, I would be glad to look at it for you and give you my 2 cents. Best of luck

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Onkyo TX 8020 Receiver sounds muffled. I have the Onkyo TX 80202 receiver and just bought the Audio Technica AT-LP120 turntable to connect to it. I have the turntable switch to "Phono" (so as to make use...


This sounds like a wiring problem. Perhaps a faulty earth connection inside the lead or the plugs to and from the turntable. Also check the connections to the cartridge, they can become loose or be connected wrong. Say a channel to the earth connection.

Apr 05, 2014 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

My receiver works fine when I plug my iPod into it, but when I plug my turntable in I can't get any sound. Any idea?


The phono cartridge on your turntable puts out a much lower level signal than your iPod. Back when turntables were popular, all receivers had a special phono input to take care of that. Your modern HK receiver does not have a phono input, so you need to get an external phono preamp. Plug the turntable outputs into the phono preamp inputs, then plug the phono preamp outputs into one of the audio inputs on the HK, like where you connected the iPod.

Oct 08, 2013 | Harman Kardon AVR 745 Receiver

1 Answer

Mi Ipod was playing thru the VCR 2 output via an rca>1/8 inch jack. No longer get any sound from that or the VCR 1 output. Phono output gives sound with an overloaded bass. Is the receiver shot? ...


PHONO is ONLY FOR A TURNTABLE.

You don't say if the iPod still works with any other Line level >>>> INPUT <<<<. There are 8 of them.

Do you have any other devices to test the VCR1 and -2?

Feb 14, 2011 | Denon AVR-1801 Receiver

1 Answer

I have a KLH SW-90 amp. When I plug in the RCA plugs I don't get any sound to the Satelight speakers. Is this a sub amp? Do I need to hook up the high input wires to make the satelight speakers work?


I have the same amp. there a two ways to use it: The phono plug inputs are low level, are for use as an amplifier only, and their only output is the subwoofer output. In this case, any stereo satellite speakers would be driven directly from your stereo amp.
The high level inputs are meant to be driven as the same as speakers from your stereo amp. A circuit inside samples the bass and directs it to the sub amp and output. this same circut passes unamplified outputs to the satellite outputs. PM me at moestevens@cox.net if you need further info.

Oct 24, 2010 | KLH Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Trying tocopy album direct to i pod sound quality very low ?


Hi, you need to use a pre amp between the turntable and ipod to up the output. Alternatively you can run it through a mixer or amp with dedicated phono input. styluscity@gmail,com

Sep 10, 2010 | ION Audio iPROFILE LP to iPod DJ...

1 Answer

IPOD hook up to receiver


The problem is the phono hookup, which is not a standard line-level input. Phono is only appropriate for a turntable (record player)


Plug the ipod into any other input, and you'll be all set.

If this helps, be sure to hit the "thumbs up" for me!

Jan 10, 2010 | Denon AVR-3803 Receiver

1 Answer

Old turntable works but is too quiet to hear


It sound like you may have to hook your turntable up to a phono input. Turntables have low level outputs. The phono input is designed to amplify this low level more than the cd/dvd inputs do. If you do not have a phono input, you can buy an external "phono preamp" online. Hope this helps.

Aug 04, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Playing ipod on sony str-de595 receiver


You need a 3.5mm mini jack coupler lead with phono plugs on end plug one end into your headphone output on ipod and phonos into your amp lead must be stereo

Dec 22, 2008 | Sony STR-DE595 5-Channel Amplifier

1 Answer

Plugging a turntable into a harmankardon 147 receiver: where and how to get volume. The sound volume is too low.


The 147 receiver doesnt have an input for a turntable. THe output from a turntable is VERY low and is heavily equalized because of the actual record format ( the bass is cut way down and the highs are boosted.....when run through an actual phono input, it "un does" the equalization by boosting the bass and cutting the treble......this is called the RIAA compensation curve ).

You need wither a receiver with an actual phono input, or a good quality Phono Pre Amp....

Good luck... Rob

Apr 21, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

Not finding what you are looking for?
Alesis RA-150 Amplifier Logo

Related Topics:

296 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Alesis Audio Players & Recorders Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

5113 Answers

shaqsatin

Level 1 Expert

18 Answers

Ben Armstrong

Level 2 Expert

334 Answers

Are you an Alesis Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...