1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hook an ipod up to old stereo receiver

Discussion in 'Audio' started by dgbrzll, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. dgbrzll

    dgbrzll Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Hello all,

    I recently moved into a furnished apartment and it came with a Bose surround sound system hooked up to a Pioneer VSX - D412 receiver. I am extremely naive when it comes to stereo systems, but I would like to use it with my iPod/ iMac. I tried hooking it up via an RCA cable to the CD input but it only comes out one speaker. I know the speakers are hooked up properly, however, as all 5 work with the radio. I was wondering if there is a better way to do this, or if my receiver is too old. Please don't suggest that I buy a new receiver as I don't have a lot of $ right now, nor will I be here long enough to make it worth it. Any other help would be appreciated though.

    Thanks!
  2. AfterDawn

    AfterDawn Advertisement

  3. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Regular member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    3,264
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    48
    so cd player plays cd in stereo or just from 1 speaker

    switch cable around if it only comes out one side when cd hooked up,if sound still comes out the same side then your receiver is faulty on that one channel

    if cd is ok out both channels then whatever it is your using for the other end of the rca's will be the problem are you sure it's not a mono 3.5mm jack if it's mono there will only be what appears to be 1 black ring a stereo type will have two,you can see that on the ipods earphone unless it use some proprietary crap
  4. JST1946

    JST1946 Regular member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
  5. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Regular member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    3,264
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    48
    thats the one notice the jack has two black rings or correct term would be insulation


    edit: that was supposed to be 2.5mm not 3.5mm in my first post
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013

Share This Page