[access-uk] Re: line in on the Sonus1 talking dab radio

Hi Tom -

Thanks for going to that effort. The manual reports the same set up as I have 
here with my Sonus. I'm not on my own in this, as Jim in Scotland has found the 
same issue when using his book sense. I don't know if those that are 
challenging my findings have actually tried putting a device through this line 
in, or line out as others think of it, but that proves it one way or another, 
despite what the manual might say. I take the point that as radio stations 
continue to play when an external device is plugged in, might suggest it is not 
meant to be used as a line in, and that's why I began this thread, because I 
thought I was missing a trick by not knowing how to stop the radio playing when 
an external device was plugged in to the line -

Andy
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Tom 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 12:13 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: line in on the Sonus1 talking dab radio


  Hi Andy,

  I've taken the following from the Sonus 1XT manual.

  1. USB socket for connection to computer.
  2. Digital Out - optical S/PDIF - connect to an external amplifier or 
recorder. This has a plastic plug over the socket.
  3. Stereo Out - analogue output - connect to an external amplifier or 
recorder.
  4. Headphone socket.
  5. Speaker socket for connection to external speaker.
  6. Mains lead.

  It's possible a newer model was released with an extra Inline socket which if 
true would solve the riddle.

  Tom.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: ANDY COLLINS 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 11:51 AM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: line in on the Sonus1 talking dab radio


    Well on mine, with the back looking at me, the mains plugs in at the very 
right, then coming left, is line out, I can plug my headphones in this socket, 
and the sound is delivered through both the headphones and the speaker. Next 
left is the headphone socket itself, that can also be used as a line out, and 
left most is what I find to be a line in, because when I plug my iPod in to it, 
the sound comes through the Sonus speaker, but so of course does the radio 
station that I was listening too.

    Just to be sure we are talking about the same radio, I'm talking about the 
one that has the Ivocs speech built in, and comes in a wooden case with metal 
carrying handle that keeps telling me the flipping time when I touch it <smile> 
-

    Andy
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Iain Lackie 
      To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 10:29 AM
      Subject: [access-uk] Re: line in on the Sonus1 talking dab radio


      On my sonus, there are three sockets. They are the line out, the 
headphone socket and the socket for the additional stereo speaker. there is 
definitely no line in.

      Iain

      From: ANDY COLLINS 
      Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 10:09 AM
      To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Subject: [access-uk] Re: line in on the Sonus1 talking dab radio

      Hi Jim - at least you and I know there is a line in, I've got my iPod 
playing through the Sonus speaker, only thing is, I can't stop the radio 
playing at the same time. Have you figured out how to do this -

      Andy
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Jim McAuslan 
        To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2012 11:33 PM
        Subject: [access-uk] Re: line in on the Sonus1 talking dab radio

        Hi Iain and Tom et al,

        Yes the line in port is next to the optical out, or is it in smile, 
port.

        Jim McAuslan from sunny Findhorn
        Minds are like parachutes
        they work best when open
          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: Iain Lackie 
          To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
          Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2012 10:26 PM
          Subject: [access-uk] Re: line in on the Sonus1 talking dab radio

          I wasn’t aware that the Sonus had a line in.

          Iain

          From: ANDY COLLINS 
          Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2012 9:52 PM
          To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
          Subject: [access-uk] line in on the Sonus1 talking dab radio

          Hi all -

          I want to play my iPod using the line in on the Sonus1, but can't get 
the radio to be in the on position without a station playing. I can go the the 
station list using the tuning dial, and when I come across a station that is 
announced as "off air" get a silent channel to use for listening to the iPod. 
This isn't very satisfactory for several reasons, and I'm sure there must be a 
way to simply connect the iPod to line in, and play it through the Sonus1 
speaker, but so far it has stumped me. So I need help please.

          Thanks -

          Andy 

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