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Low volume from CD and iPod input

My Peavey 2000 is great for my daughter's vocal perfromances, but I'd like to understand the differences in the power of her accompaniment music from different input sources. For example, her CD (a portable, walkman-type device) and her top-of-the-line iPod don't produce enough volume through the Paevey 2000 as accompaniment music for her vocals, while her small "boom box" Sony does. Is the difference just attributable to the low power output of the iPod and the portable CD player while the boom box has higher power output? Is there a way to boost the signal from either? The iPod, by the way, plays through my B&O home stereo system just fine but, using the same cables, just doesn't do the job with this nice Peavey 2000.

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Re: Low volume from CD and iPod input

In audio system you have three different levels.
1-mic level which is very small output level.
2-line level(like cd player output)which is higher than above.
3-speaker level is highest one which drive speaker and get sound out from it.
if you want to get control for number 1 and 2 you can use very simple sound mixer.(from radio shack-or other electronic store)
connect your sound source(mic-cdplayer)to the mixer and get out from mixer to amplifier.

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