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Amp or adaptor?

Discussion in 'Headphones & Amps' started by -B-, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. -B-

    -B- Well-Known Member

    Bats post reminded me I had my AKG 701's upstairs. I dug them out and plugged them in my Onkyo TXSR805. The Sound seemed to favor the right side. I removed the 3.5mm Stereo Jack To 1/4" Stereo Plug Adapter and tried them on my mini Onkyo stereo in my room and much better.

    The adapter is the one that is supplied with the cans from AKG, the type that screws on. I had another laying around and the same thing, but it was a cheap one that probably didn't get connected as much as it should. Regardless, same result.

    I just tried on my Zune and it was fine too.

    Can't imagine the adapter supplied would be the issue? 805 the issue?
     
  2. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    Yeah, sounds like the jack on the 805 is wonky...
     
  3. -B-

    -B- Well-Known Member

    Bummer, I think it may be the 1st time I've used it. I used to use the Squeezebox when it was in the same rack as my main system. Luckily my pc housing my collection is in my main system now, so if lounging in the LR is important I can use it.
     
  4. soundhound

    soundhound Well-Known Member

    Buy some contact cleaner at RadioShack, squirt it into the female jack, then insert the male plug and move it back and forth several times. Sounds like the plot to a porno movie, but it works.
     
  5. -B-

    -B- Well-Known Member

    cool, thanks. I'm pretty good at this scenario.....Post results after I try it!
     
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    For the love of god, please don't post pics while you're doing it... :scared-yipes:
     
  7. yromj

    yromj Well-Known Member

    Oh boy, if there was ever a scenario that could go wrong this is it...

    John
     
  8. -B-

    -B- Well-Known Member


    no worries...I'm a pro!
     
  9. yromj

    yromj Well-Known Member

    At what?
     
  10. -B-

    -B- Well-Known Member

    reciprocating...
     

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