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Old 07-09-2017, 04:39 PM
 
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Hi Group,

I'm the O.P. on this topic....

Yes, It lights up, and I was able to configure the unit to connect to my Wi-Fi network, set stations into memory, everything else seems to work ok, just no sound?

And I just tried it today with headphones, and no sound.

What do you think?

I'm trying to explore all ideas, before I have to send it back to Amazon, you know?

Thanks!

Irv in CT.

Does it have a menu in its display, for configurations, settings? Look for a headphone volume control - that might also affect the line-out(RCA) levels.

Guess I just refuse to believe this piece of 21st century is a dud, and I won't give up on it!
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:22 PM
 
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Does it have a menu in its display, for configurations, settings? Look for a headphone volume control - that might also affect the line-out(RCA) levels.

Guess I just refuse to believe this piece of 21st century EQUIPMENT is a dud, and I won't give up on it!
see edit in caps.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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The manual has a typo error. It has RCA jacks in the rear.

I knew it had RCA outs in back from when I first looked at it. A check of the photos of the unit on Amazon confirmed it. Been in this business a long time.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:50 AM
 
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Screen cap: Yes, that should read RCA outs, not 3.5mm(mini). Also, read that last sentence - weird or what? Try turning volume on the WFT-1 up at least half-way, then check what you hear on your stereo system. What input is the WFT-1 connected to on your receiver?
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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Screen cap: Yes, that should read RCA outs, not 3.5mm(mini). Also, read that last sentence - weird or what? Try turning volume on the WFT-1 up at least half-way, then check what you hear on your stereo system. What input is the WFT-1 connected to on your receiver?
Whomever wrote the manual and whomever proof read the manual hopefully have changed fields. Seems neither knew the difference between a line level signal and a amplified signal.
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:22 PM
 
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Whomever wrote the manual and whomever proof read the manual hopefully have changed fields. Seems neither knew the difference between a line level signal and a amplified signal.
What is the difference? IIRC, line level is amplified, just to a known level to ensure equipment interoperatability. It's why you can use anyone's tuner with anyone's amp in consumer space.
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Old 07-11-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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What is the difference? IIRC, line level is amplified, just to a known level to ensure equipment interoperatability. It's why you can use anyone's tuner with anyone's amp in consumer space.
Picky, picky, picky....

Fine, I'll add five words bfd:

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Whomever wrote the manual and whomever proof read the manual hopefully have changed fields. Seems neither knew the difference between a line level signal output and a amplified signal output used for headphones.


And you spelled interoperatability wrong, the correct spelling is interoperability .
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:13 PM
 
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Now that the spelling lesson is over, can you answer my question? Is there a difference? It was not a rhetorical question.
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:54 AM
 
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Now that the spelling lesson is over, can you answer my question? Is there a difference? It was not a rhetorical question.
The correct terminologies are: Line-level(fixed) and Speaker-level(variable). Both are "amplified", but in different senses.

The signal coming out of RCA jacks, or out of a mixer, is typically Line-level, though consumer and pro have different standards for it: Consumer is typically fixed at -10 to -4dB, Pro is usually +4dB.

The signal coming out of speaker terminals and headphone jacks is Speaker level. It can be varied, usually via a volume or attenuator control, from infinitely below Line-level to up to thousands of times higher.


What we are trying to do, or at least I am, is to find out if something just needs to be 'turned up' or enabled on the O.P.'s device, in order to get sound through his system. I do see volume buttons on this devices remote. It would also be helpful to know the name of the input he has the WFT-1 connected to on his receiver.

Here is the link I forgot to post yesterday, PDF of the user manual:

http://www.sangean.com/support/downl...FT-1_GB_R1.pdf
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:24 AM
 
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You forgot to mention the biggest difference between Line-level and Speaker-level. That is impedence and power. The former is a high impedence, low power output where very little power is sent from the source. Speaker outputs are generally 4 or 8 ohms(let's ignore things like 70 volt outputs) and send lots more power, the maximum amount a design feature of the device.
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