Would/should I be able to connect powered speakers to a Phat Beat?
I have a old set of PC speakers (these, basically, although a few years older) - it’s a powered subwoofer which the satellite speakers plug into, with a left/right phono input into the subwoofer.
It works just fine with a 3.5mm jack plugged into a “full size” Raspberry Pi, but I’m trying to use Phat Beat on top of a Pi Zero - I’ve stripped the connectors off one end of a phono cable and I’m pushing the exposed wires into the “R” and “L” connectors on the underside of the Phat Beat. But, no sound.
I’m fairly sure it’s not a software issue - when I try the speaker-test test on the Pimoroni set-up page the LEDs light up, so a signal is getting to the Phat Beat.
I also know that just jamming exposed wires into the connectors isn’t ideal, but before I go down the path of buying a soldering iron to tin them, and/or digging deeper in the software to diagnose that, I want to make sure I’m not on a wild goose chase in the first place.
I’m surprised that I can’t seem to find anything online (Pimoroni forums or elsewhere) where someone appears to have tried this, so I’m thinking that maybe it’s obviously not going to work and I’m crazy to even try, but… any thoughts?