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    Question Sound cards....

    Ok, i recently ordered a Sound Blaster PCI 64 for $25. Well, the shipped out a cheap *** Creative Labs Ensoniq card, with no apparant line level out. The list of features says it has a line out, but there is only one output jack on the card, so i would assume this is a powered speaker out jack, is this right? I dont want to send a powered signal into the aux port of a new head unit (i decided on a new cd player if you read my last post). If the Ensoniq does have an unpowered output, i wont worry about returning it, if not, ill send it back and look for something else.

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    (btw, they have already agreed that i could send it back, and they damn well better for shafting me with something that i didnt order)

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    Originally posted by mp3stealth:
    Ok, i recently ordered a Sound Blaster PCI 64 for $25. Well, the shipped out a cheap *** Creative Labs Ensoniq card, with no apparant line level out. The list of features says it has a line out, but there is only one output jack on the card, so i would assume this is a powered speaker out jack, is this right? I dont want to send a powered signal into the aux port of a new head unit (i decided on a new cd player if you read my last post). If the Ensoniq does have an unpowered output, i wont worry about returning it, if not, ill send it back and look for something else.
    The Ensoniq has a set of jumpers that allows you to change the output from speaker level to line level. Just move them to "Line Level". I believe there are two jumpers at the top left of the card.
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    The Ensoniq that I had didn't have a powered output at all it was only line level out.

    Steve

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    I couldn't find any jumpers, but i noticed that "line out" is printed next to the output jack. I still dont understand how i can listen to it on headphones, and adjust the volume on my computer with an unpowered output. Possible?

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    Yeah, it makes sense. Headphones use almost no power. They will work off of line level
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    Makes sense. Thanks, ill just keep what I have.

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