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    connecting an iPod

    The manual (I always like reading manuals before buying a product) says

    "Squeezebox Boom’s rear panel contains a 3.5mm stereo input jack for
    connecting MP3 players, CD players, or just about any device with line
    level or headphone output. To select the line input when connected to
    SqueezeCenter or SqueezeNetwork, just connect your device using the
    included 3.5mm stereo cable, hit play on your device, and adjust the volume"

    I thought that headphone out and line out were very different things, and that an iPod or other MP3 player only had a headphone out.

    Am I wrong in this, or does the Boom have the ability to check which is being used and modify settings suitably?

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    connecting an iPod

    > I thought that headphone out and line out were very different things,
    > and that an iPod or other MP3 player only had a headphone out.


    There are two jacks, one in, one out. Software controls if the "out" is
    headphone (full range) or subwoofer.


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    Pat Farrell
    http://www.pfarrell.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by danco View Post
    I thought that headphone out and line out were very different things, and that an iPod or other MP3 player only had a headphone out.
    Yes, insofar as headphone outputs have to drive more power. However the voltages levels are similar, so from a line _in_ device's perspective, it doesn't matter*.

    * assuming the headphone out is capable of driving a _high_ impedance. That would be true in almost any case, except perhaps a tube amp.

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