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Old 06-07-2008, 11:43 PM
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Default Is there any Sansa with a genuine Line-Out cable?

Not a headphone jack, but a genuine line-out cable. A line-out ready to be amplified. pre-amp not headphone. Not a dock, but just a cable. I want this for my car, but I do not want a dock in my car.

If not Sansa, is there anything but an Ipod that has such after market support such that a line out cable is actually manufactured?

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Old 06-08-2008, 12:02 AM
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I think what you need a is a external amplifier. The headphone jack is the only out on almost all players. What you need is something to amplify the sound.
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:12 AM
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Yea, I planned on plugging the cable in the line-in/AUX input of my car stereo's pre-amp in.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:58 AM
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The Griffin PowerDock has a true line-out port. I think there dock port has a long out but do not know what pins.
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:04 PM
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Thanks, but I just want a cable that offers real line out. One which has nothing to do with the headphone jack. There are nearly a dozen, maybe more, manufacturers of such a thing for the ipod.

I have been waiting, hoping, that someone will actually notice the fine products that the Sandisks are and make 3rd party after market products which would include a cable that plugs into the dock port which offers line out. That way I wont have to go with an ipod and deal with itunes.

Maybe it is hopeless and I get an ipod.
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:09 PM
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Why can you not use the Headphone jack?
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:16 PM
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Maybe mine is just bogus, but it is terribly distorted. Even turning the volume down low on the Sansa and trying to turn it up on either the car stereo or home stereo. I performed a line-out (low frequency out) from an ipod and cranked it, I could not tell the difference from the mp3 (256bit) via the ipod and the source cd. Even with some cheap no name cable I snagged from microcenter that must have had 22 guage stranded wire (like a phone).

The same mp3 from the sansa headphone jack was woeful.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:48 AM
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Maybe you can take apart a dock and make your own line out cable
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:15 PM
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Maybe you can take apart a dock and make your own line out cable
Is this what everyone else does? I've tried soldering wires on PCBs before, I don't have an interest in ruining a few docks and wasting the money. I am surprised that it seems like only I and a few others here want such a thing for a sansa product.

Maybe its time to give up on sandisk, ebay my sansa, and go with an ipod with itunes.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:34 PM
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The Griffin PowerDock is easy to open and put back together. I have done it like hundreds of times with the Griffin PowerDock that I have here.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:54 PM
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The Griffin PowerDock is easy to open and put back together. I have done it like hundreds of times with the Griffin PowerDock that I have here.
Oh, has anyone made a FAQ/HOWTO with pics? I'd like to see before I might break.

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Old 06-11-2008, 07:16 PM
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I will make a video to show you how, but right now, there is storms that is coming near me that I am worried about right now.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:12 PM
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OK, thanks, I'll watch for an update. No hurry. Stay safe.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:27 AM
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The advice I've seen about using the headphone out is 1) set all equalization to flat and turn off all effects; 2) crank the DAP's volume way up and use the car player's controls to adjust the actual volume.

Another idea is instead of hacking a dock maybe you could hack up a spare sansa USB cable (the one with the wide connector).

Finally, using a DAP in a car is a pain in the neck. Think about getting an in-dash player instead. Some of them have SDHC slots now.
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