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Desire + RCA through truck radio = sucks

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by elmore, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. elmore

    elmore New Member
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    So i bought an RCA cable to hook my Desire to the radio in my truck today. The problem is when i play through my speakers, the sound quality is absolutely horrible. I can't even hear the words. But on earphones it sounds fine, and my ipod plays fine on the same RCA cable through the radio. Wondering if anyone else has this problem
     

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  2. furious duck

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    I guess you've tried it with the volume set to low on the phone?
     
  3. elmore

    elmore New Member
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    Yea, I have no idea what it is, if the volume on the phone and radio are both low it is still bad sound quality
     
  4. Rastaman-FB

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    this can happen on some after market headphones too
    the 3.5mm jack recess is not always compattible with certain jack types (might have a slightly smalled length than standard or had an oversised plastic shell that stops the connectors from being completely flush.

    when this happens you get a washy sound and frequencies get missed (like vocals)
     
  5. funkmuncha

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    the stock music app on the desire does seem to have a very low output, though quality seemed acceptable to me.

    i just downloaded poweramp, music app available on the market, it has a preamp fader to adjust "input" level, and the output level is much better using this

    the interface is also super sexy.
     
  6. Rastaman-FB

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    that wont fix his issue, this is the exact sign of a slightly off sized jack, the desire is particularily picky about it.
    i can bet if he wigles it a bit he will find a possition that it plays perfectly but then moves and its off to being crap
     
  7. SUroot

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    Rastaman is on the money here. Sometimes it only results in low volume, where yes, poweramp helps. The symptoms above though, no chance.
     
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