Amplification for Sylphyo
I want to make my Sylphyo audible -- loud enough for lessons I'm taking online. Not to perform with a band or anything.
Would plugging a mono 1/4 inch cable from the Link Line Out to a Bose speaker's (SoundLink 2) headphone jack do the job?
Or would I need to use both the L and R Line Out to produce amplification loud enough to be heard?
Peter Ostry last edited by
The left and right channels carry different sound elements. You need to hear both channels to get the right stereo sound. Second, connecting the Link output to a headphone jack would be a bad idea, these are two outputs. I don't know your Bose Soundlink speakers, but according to the website this device should have a 3.5 mm stereo Aux input. This is what you want to use.
Maybe it works to go from the Link's headphone output (1/4" stereo) to the speaker's Aux input (3.5 mm stereo mini-jack), although the output of the Link could be too high. If you have such a cable or an adapter, just try it.
The Link's left and right output are on moderate line level. You have several options to combine the two channels to a 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack. For example a long cable from 2x 1/4" mono to 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack. Or a short Y-adapter from 2x 1/4" mono to 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack female or male, plus an appropriate long cable with 3.5 mm stereo mini-jacks. Or a Y-cable 2x mono 1/4" to 1x stereo 1/4" plus an adapter from 1/4" stereo to 3.5 mm stereo. I think you got the picture: 2 big mono jacks get combined to 1 small stereo jack.
Peter, I really appreciate your explanation of what the two sides of the Link output lines are for and your suggestion of what kind of cable to plug into the Bose speaker.
The 2X mono 1/4inch to 3.55m stereo sounds like the simplest solution. I'll try that first and then work my way through the others should that fail.
Thank you for your practical and thoughtful help.
bibenu last edited by
The 2X mono 1/4inch to 3.55m stereo sounds like the simplest solution.
I've found uses for both of these in the past:
Thanks - the visuals are a huge help in seeing how useful these cables could be.
Have ordered them all now.