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Old 15th Oct 2017, 7:40 pm   #184
kalee20
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Default Re: Audiophoolery. 'Cable Break In' - I never knew that!

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Originally Posted by merlinmaxwell View Post
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Originally Posted by Refugee View Post
MP3 players are almost all 30 ohm and most decent CD players also have a 30 ohm output so that is the lead I use. 33ohms it the normal value to go in the jack plugs
They are rated at a maximum (current, minimum load resistance) and don't care in the slightest if they are not loaded at all, a few k ohms might (very very very much might if the following bit of kit is DC coupled to the input and has a huge input resistance) be useful. And do you use 30 (or is that 33) ohm cable?
Exactly, MM! So Refugee... why load your outputs? It's like saying, the mains cable to all the lights in my house is rated at 3A, therefore I must fit a 750W bulb in every socket!

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