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Use a Mac instead of an iPod as stereo system source
Authored by: jsumners on Jul 06, '07 09:20:40AM
It doesn't really matter. Both devices are only capably of a frequency response of 20Hz to 20KHz on their output connections. No matter how much more power the PowerBook has over the iPod, both are limited to the exact same frequency range.

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Hardware/Developer_Notes/Macintosh_CPUs-G4/15inchPowerBookG4/3Input-Output/chapter_4_section_16.html

http://www.apple.com/ipod/specs.html

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Use a Mac instead of an iPod as stereo system source
Authored by: kuginomura on Jul 06, '07 09:32:46AM
this assumes that the only meaningful measure of sound quality is frequency response, which is certainly not the case.

there are a couple of reasons your computer might sound better than your ipod:

1. you are using the headphone output of the ipod when you really should be using the dock. the line out via the dock doesn't get passed on to the same caps as the headphone out, which is awful in most ipods. you can get these caps upgraded to audiophile quality, if that matters to you: [link:http://redwineaudio.com/iMod.html]. i had it done on the 4G ipod and the transformation is night and day.

2. EQ and sound check on itunes may give you a fuller sound or more bass, etc., but that doesn't mean the quality of the signal is actually any better than it is coming out of your ipod...

certainly, there are other reasons as well...

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Use a Mac instead of an iPod as stereo system source
Authored by: kuginomura on Jul 06, '07 09:34:58AM
oops, here's the redwineaudio link: http://redwineaudio.com/iMod.html

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Use a Mac instead of an iPod as stereo system source
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jul 07, '07 11:20:26PM

"No matter how much more power the PowerBook has over the iPod, both are limited to the exact same frequency range."

And so is our hearing! 20Hz to 20KHz is as much as we can hear, and most people can't even hear up to 20KHz.

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