Muffled sound from speakers when connected to laptop via amplifier
My new Sony SS-B1000 speakers sound great when my amp is set on FM radio setting. My onboard laptop speakers sound pretty good too. However, when I patch my computer through my amplifier (phono jacks) using a Y-Adapter Audio Cable (to my headphone jack), the speakers sound really "bassy" and muffled. Do you have any idea why this is? Any hints on how I can fix the problem?
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I spent $300 for the thing 10 yrs ago, then paid$125 for a display repair, now its crapping out repetitively and I refuse to pay ungodly sums to repair it again only to have the next thing fail in a few yrs. So, I plan to gut mine and convert to a speaker dock for my iPhone - small mini-amps are under $50 now. I plan to leave the speakers in the case since they are properly ported and sound great as is. I'll pull the speaker wires out the back and mount the amp on top - might not look pretty but it'll work just fine and some of these little amps have FM tuners, SD card readers and remotes. won't be as elegant but it'll sound good.
Just plug the Red,Yellow,White into the receiver in one of the inputs. Doesn't really matter which one they are labeled just to keep it easy to keep track of.But for ease lets do video one. There should be two sets within the video one input. Put the PlayStation on the set to the right and then run the identical red white yellow from the tv to the set on the left within the video 1 box. Tune your reciever to the Video 1 channel and then the tv to what ever input you have it on probably video 1 as well and your son will be good to go.
Hi, As long as you like the way the speakers sound there is really no reason you cant use whatever speakers you want. To find out the approximate wattage of the stereo you are using look on the rear of the unit and you will find a tag that has " SPECIFICATIONS " on it. There you will see perhaps the a.m. and f.m. frequencies it's capable of receiving also there should be numbers saying something like" 100-240vac or 100-240v~ 50-60hz 1.2amp or 120watts.( if power is listed in amps only-1 amp's equivalent to about a hundred watts)Dividing the wattage by 3 will give you an approximate power out put. Example if your stereo draws 120 watts worth of 110 from the wall it will put out approximately 40 watts to each speaker. Changing from OEM speakers is all right as long as you don't try to hook up some 150 watt peak speaker to a stereo capable of just, say, 10 watts per channel. Doing this will eventually cause damage to the amplifier, not to mention causing about 30 percent total harmonic distortion-which take my word for you will know if you ever hear it! So long story short-use what you wish, just be careful not to overload the receiver-if the speakers are a bit to powerful for receiver you can lessen distortion by turning down the " BASS" as that takes the most power in a speaker. Thanks for choosing FixYa, I hope this helped-good luck, Prodzilla
1. Do you have power to the unit. I assume yes.
2. Ensure the fader and balance is set to neutral to ensure you have output going to all the speakers.
3. Ensure the speakers are connected.
4. Ensure the speakers are not out of phase, if they are they will cancel each other out, and sound muted
5. Always test new model head units with a cd. not fm radio. Using fm radio on some head units will mute the sound if the station is not coming in clear enough.
6. Set your volume up a little, like on 15 or 20 (using the digital 40 level radios) (halfway in plain language)
7. Ensure the mute isnt on
8. If running through and amplifer, ensure the power, ground, remote, gain and phase are all correct.
9. Ensure rca input is going into the correct place on the amp
10. Ensure speaker output is actually connected to speakers.
hope this helps
Since you didn't say if you have ever used this radio successfully before, I have to assume it is "new to you" and that you have never seen it work or used one like it before. Start with a few basic settings below:
Turn Squelch to minimum. Set RF Gain (if present) to maximum Set Mode to AM or FM Set volume to 1/3 up Connect to 50 ohm dummy load.
Turn power on. Hopefully you hear static. If not, try SSB or FM. Still nothing? Try connecting to an external speaker.
Chnage back to AM or FM mode. Key mic check & for transmit indicator. If none, change mic or manually short the PTT contacts in the mic or at the radio to see if it can be made to xmit.
If no xmit - insert SWR meter between xmitter and dummy load. Try to xmit on AM or FM again while watching SWR forward power, if none indicated, xmitter is probably defective.
Replacing parts in a xmitter is not recommended. You'll need an FCC license and a fair amount of expensive test equipment to test repairs, set power levels and deviation and perform an alignment to be sure you aren't causing interference on other frequencies and bands.
You'd be better off bringing it to a radio repair shop for repairs and an alignment.
Hello, All you need to do is follow the following directions on your TV and you will be on your way listening to your great Philips TV on your great Sony Surround Sound. You do not need to buy any other cords or anything else. Its just a setting on your TV that needs to be adjusted. By the way, I have a Sony Home Thearte System DAV-HDX275 and I've had it for almost 8 months and its sounds good with my TV and Movies. The speakers are very cheap and it doesn't give you the sound you expect. So I came accross some Boston Accustics CR65's that are not sold anymore but they did run around $700 a peice. I am upgrading the Reciever very soon to a better qualtiy Reciever. This Surround Sound System is great for a starter Surround Sound System.
Press MENU on the remote control and select TV settings >
Press up or down to highlight a sound setting and press right to select the setting.
Press up or down to adjust the setting, and press OK to confirm the change.
Press Menu to exit.
You want to pick Incredible Surround, but if that does not work try them all. The Incredible Surround should do the trick because that switches it from the TV Speakers to the Surround Sound.
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Does your radio have a sleep button or option? If so, check to make sure that you did not set it on accident or with out knowing. Or if it has batteries, check them to make sure they aren't dead or mixed with old or new.