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09-22-2000, 05:47 PM
is there a cable i can use to connect my computer to my stereo speakers?my stereo amp has rca jacks.if so who makes them ...also is it possible to hook my stereo to my computer so i can use the cdrw to copy my tapes and records...
09-22-2000, 08:47 PM
Go to your local Radio Shack. They have all of the connectors you need. Most sound cards use a 1/8" stereo plug, you may not find a premade cable that does what you need but you will be able to piece one together, i.e. a 1/8" stereo plug to female RCA, then a Male RCA to Male RCA long patch cord which will connect to the stereo. You should be able to run either a Aux out or a Tape out to the Line in of the sound card. Then Have fun makeing CDs, for personal use only of course http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif
09-22-2000, 09:37 PM
thanks alot,i was not sure it was even possible but i figured the line in connection on the back had to be good for something....docbell41
09-23-2000, 12:26 AM
Yep, it works well too. I've set up a mini tape player on mine just to try it and see. But only run a line signal into it, don't even think about coming from a speaker plug into the line in jack on the sound card....you'll blow the circuitry in the card. Headphone signal will work, but watch the volume. If it distorts, turn the volume on the input device way down.
You might have a problem with stereo speakers though, they'll work fine, but won't get much volume, because they are not amplified. The speaker out on the sound card is similar to a headphone signal, and the only way most get decent volume is with amplified speakers. That's why your computer speakers plug into the wall or an AC adapter.
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