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Playing I Pad through audio equipment

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Thomasp, Mar 16, 2013.

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    What do I use to connect the I Pad to a tuner amp so I can play my music through it?

    I like many of the radio stations on tune in radio, and it would be cool to play them through a quality speaker system.
    Any ideas please,
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    I use a simple cable with headphone plug at each end, and take the output from the iPad headphone socket. Cables are available with audio stereo connectors.
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    I have a cable that fits the iPad headphone jack on one end, and has a stereo pair of RCA plugs on the other, which I plug into my preamp's AUX input. It should work fine on the average receiver, though a good hifi will reveal the limitations of the iPad's DAC and headphone amp.

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    RCA. Thanks, Lanny. Couldn't remember the name. That would be it.
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    You could install Apple TV if you have a wifi network and stream all music movies etc via your amp
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    My Apple TV only has HDMI and Optical Audio outputs. Most audio equipment has either RCA stereo inputs or a mini stereo jack. So I'll go with Lanny C for the best reply to OP.
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    Many thanks for the very comprehensive answers. Appreciated. Will try soon.
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    While this is certainly true in my experience, there ARE a great many audio (home theater type) systems that have HDMI and SPDIF optical input. For those who have such systems and a compatible streamer device, streaming via something like an appleTV seems like a very viable option.

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