Sony :: Interference When Z Audio Out Plugged Into Amp
When i plug my Sony Z into my Denon Receiver, using 3.5mm Jack -> 2 x Phono cable, there is a huge amount of crackling interference. At first i thought i was the lead but then I used it the other day again and it was fine and didn't know why.
In the end, i found out the AC Power Adapter wasn't plugged in and this worked fine. I then plugged in the AC Power Adapter and the crackling interference came back. My old Dell i8100 does not have this issue.
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