Line level audio from cable box

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  1. reng

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    I'm hoping someone can help me out here. I have a Denon receiver connected to a dvd/cd, vcr, and Scientific Atlanta 4200hd cable box. I have the tape out connected to a separate amp that powers a pair of outdoor Russound OB6.1 speakers. Audio from the CD, and tuner sounds great. However, the audio from the SA4200hd box is horrible. It's way to low. Using an SPL I register a 10dB drop in volume. I changed the audio out setting of the cable box to varible and max'd it out. Still no good. Has anyone had any experience with a line level amplifier of any sort? Or does anyone have a solution for me? Thanks.
     
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    Which input (on the Denon) are you using for the cable box?
     
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    Thanks much for the response. I'm using the TV/DBS input for the cable box (Denon avr2801) and the CDR/Tape out to feed the other amp (80wpc).
     
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    Interesting problem there, reng. I asked just to make sure you weren’t using the Phono input or something like that.

    With the TV/DBS input there’s really no reason it shouldn’t work. I’d say try another input on the Denon; if the results are the same, then you have to assume the cable box has a problem. If that’s the case have the cable company bring you another one.

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