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Muffled sound from speakers when connected to laptop via amplifier

Hello,

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?

Thanks

Clay

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  • claycorbin Oct 22, 2007

    Did someone answer this?  I'm confused.

    clay

  • marlinbelly Jun 06, 2008

    i have the same problem
    anyody know how to fix this



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You need to buy an analog to digital converter box if you want to get superb sound quality from your computer.

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No they didnt

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