i have an jack adapter couldn't i just use that in the headphone socket, what the difference between them?

  • Asked by Tim A
  • 03-Nov-2011
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Apogee JAM Guitar Input

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    The headphone jack would be used for input AND output. Since both signals would be traveling over the same wire, you would get a lot of annoying "cross talk" which is a fancy term for that type of feedback. It is not realistic feedback like you may hear on a guitar amp, either. To solve this, you simply use the dock connector for input and headphone jack for output. This eliminates crosstalk for a very real sound.

    • Answered by Matthew S from Church Hill
    • 17-Sep-2012