I have LG led tv 43lh576t . Im trying to connect the audio system using aux by taking output from tv's headphone out. Audio system doesn't have optical in. The problem is tv's output is very low. Is there any way i can increase the output by connecting an intermediate boosting circuit between tv's out and speakers in? If yes is there any good device or circuits available? Is there any better alternative way? Thanks in advance.

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    \$\begingroup\$ If you have optical out from the TV you can get an optical to analog converter like this. \$\endgroup\$
    – Steve G
    Oct 28, 2017 at 13:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Headphone out is usually controlled by the TV volume. Try turning it up. \$\endgroup\$
    – Trevor_G
    Oct 28, 2017 at 14:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @steve that seems to be a reasonable solution \$\endgroup\$
    – knobiDev
    Oct 28, 2017 at 18:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Trevor maxed out everything still no use \$\endgroup\$
    – knobiDev
    Oct 28, 2017 at 18:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ Headphones does some load to the output, but the aux input of audio system has a high impedance. Try with a 100 ohm resistor shorting the headphones wires. \$\endgroup\$
    – mguima
    Oct 28, 2017 at 20:49

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This idea / suggestion of mine was not elaborate enough to be written as an "answer", but it's the only way to insert a drawing in the post.

I also strongly suggest you research about "dummy load".

First, try take the audio output signal from the circuit WITH the headphones plugged in (the first dashed box in the drawing below). This test will prove if the load (heaphones) indeed make the soundlevels output be higher enough to drive your audio system input.

If it suceed, next step ir try replacing the headphones with resistors (I would start trying with 100 ohms resistors) as in the rightest dashed box in the drawing). Maybe you'll need to try lower resistors (but not less than 47 ohm).

Please note that some headphones models have an impedance so low as 8 ohm, but the fact that the impedance of headphones is measured in ohms doesn't mean that you can replace the headphones with 8 ohm resistors! They're both measured with the same unity, but resistence and impedance are somewhat different things, so you should be safe using resistors higher than the phones' impedance.


simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab


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