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I have been using the Schiit audio stack and the red RCA cable was accidently unpluggede, but the music was still playing and sounded the same. I was very confused because I thought the white cable was left channel and red was for right channel. Absolutely nothing happened when it unplugged. So i went ahead and unplugged the white cable, the audio was not coming through my headphones anymore. What is the purpose of the red cable if it does not do anything?

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If you've just got the white plugged in, it should just be mono output, the red is for stereo.

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I thought stereo had a left and right output? 
How do I get stereo? Is something wrong because I thought the Schiit stack was stereo 

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33 minutes ago, Jordanvt45 said:

I thought stereo had a left and right output? 
How do I get stereo? Is something wrong because I thought the Schiit stack was stereo 

It is stereo, when you unplugged the Red cable it went into mono (if what IntMD says is true)

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Does the Schiit stack output a mono input signal to both of it's output channels? Kinda neat if it does, but makes troubleshooting difficult. :)

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51 minutes ago, The Flying Sloth said:

It is stereo, when you unplugged the Red cable it went into mono (if what IntMD says is true)

why does it sound the exact same when I unplug the red cable? 

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Can you elaborate on "one side" I am newer to this. When I unplug the red cable from either the amp or the dac while the music is playing, nothing changes or sounds different. The music is still playing and sounds the exact same

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1 minute ago, Jordanvt45 said:

Can you elaborate on "one side" I am newer to this. When I unplug the red cable from either the amp or the dac while the music is playing, nothing changes or sounds different. The music is still playing and sounds the exact same

Just play this video with both cables and then pull one out and try again, you'll hear the difference. 

 

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3 minutes ago, The Flying Sloth said:

Just play this video with both cables and then pull one out and try again, you'll hear the difference. 

 

The right is very low and i can hear it slightly in both ears. the Left is loud and I can hear it in both ears. When I unplug the red cable, it made no difference. I dont know what is wrong. I dont know if the cable isnt working properly or the amp isnt. They are both brand new.

 

Can you tell me what I should be hearing correctly?

 

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1 minute ago, Jordanvt45 said:

The right is very low and i can hear it slightly in both ears. the Left is loud and I can hear it in both ears. When I unplug the red cable, it made no difference. I dont know what is wrong

 

Yeah, ahh, it sounds to me like you either have a busted cable/DAC or a busted amp my friend, assuming of course that you're not running any Windows audio enhancements.

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1 hour ago, The Flying Sloth said:

It is stereo, when you unplugged the Red cable it went into mono (if what IntMD says is true)

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905318E4-47F7-490D-BE58-439E9E279785.jpegIn the first photo, it is plugged in slightly and I can hear only the left ear very clearly. The right is very hard to hear and muffled but it comes through both ears 

 

in the second photo, the cable is plugged in all the way and the audio comes through both ears very clearly when it shows the left speaker in the video. When it shows the right speaker in the video, it hard to hear and muffled coming through both ears

 

No windows enhancements. I am not getting any left or right hearing individually 

 

could it be the 1/4 inch to 3.5mm female adaptor cable? 

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24 minutes ago, ShearMe said:

Yes, it could.

I tried different RCA cables and I still had the same problems

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14 hours ago, Jordanvt45 said:

I have been using the Schiit audio stack and the red RCA cable was accidently unpluggede, but the music was still playing and sounded the same. I was very confused because I thought the white cable was left channel and red was for right channel. Absolutely nothing happened when it unplugged. So i went ahead and unplugged the white cable, the audio was not coming through my headphones anymore. What is the purpose of the red cable if it does not do anything?

This is most likely cross-talk somewhere. Either the amp is screwed or the 3.5mm adapter is funky. Try to use a different adapter if possible, and also check your windows output isn't set to mono.

 

 

Windows home button -> Type "Control panel" -> Hardware & Sound -> Sound -> Click on your current audio output (The Schiit DAC) -> Configure -> Check it's set to Stereo, not Mono.

 

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2 hours ago, Derkoli said:

This is most likely cross-talk somewhere. Either the amp is screwed or the 3.5mm adapter is funky. Try to use a different adapter if possible, and also check your windows output isn't set to mono.

 

 

Windows home button -> Type "Control panel" -> Hardware & Sound -> Sound -> Click on your current audio output (The Schiit DAC) -> Configure -> Check it's set to Stereo, not Mono.

 

It is set to stereo. There is no option to allow Mono anyway. I think it is the adapter. I have Beyerdynamic dt 990 pro and i lost the adapter it came with so i had to buy a new cheap plastic one (in photo) maybe that is the issue since beyerdynamic has a certain screw on adapter type

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