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jay1978

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    Plugging pc into stereo
    « on: May 03, 2009, 04:55:20 AM »
    Hey everyone... I want to run my computer sound through my stereo but i don't have a clue what i need to do this or .. Im running vista home premium of that helps.. Also ive noticed theres loads of free sockets on back of my pc and also on my stereo and none are named so im clueless what goes where... Cheers everyone

    srtony1946



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      « Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 08:22:27 AM »
      I did this once, Doe's your stereo have an amp? If so go to radio shack and purchase a jack that plugs from your amp to your computer, The ends look like small mic plugs. It will hook into your sound card plugs on your computer. cost around $10.00 dollors or so.

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        « Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 08:41:19 AM »
        I did this once, Doe's your stereo have an amp? If so go to radio shack and purchase a jack that plugs from your amp to your computer, The ends look like small mic plugs. It will hook into your sound card plugs on your computer. cost around $10.00 dollors or so.

        Cheers mate.. Well my stereo is seperates so yea i think one of the units in the amp.... I was thinking that i need a RCA cable... Is that the one you was thinking of ? .... Cheers gain mate

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          « Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 08:51:40 AM »
          Not sure what the cable is called, Just ask the person working at radio shack they will know what you need. Thats If you have a radio shack? are you from the USA or maybe UK. I lived In the UK for 5 yrs.

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          Re: Plugging pc into stereo
          « Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 08:57:13 AM »
          You may need RCA plugs for the back of your stereo, and "pin" plugs to plug into the sound card. 


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            Re: Plugging pc into stereo
            « Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 10:54:38 AM »
            Not sure what the cable is called, Just ask the person working at radio shack they will know what you need. Thats If you have a radio shack? are you from the USA or maybe UK. I lived In the UK for 5 yrs.

            I live in uk mate

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              Re: Plugging pc into stereo
              « Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 10:55:47 AM »
              You may need RCA plugs for the back of your stereo, and "pin" plugs to plug into the sound card. 

              Yea i think i need a RCA cable , There like 3 quid so that ok but whats the pin plugs for mate ?

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              Re: Plugging pc into stereo
              « Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009, 11:06:07 AM »
              I call it a pin plug, but that may not be the most accurate term.  I believe you'll need the kind of plug that computer speakers use to plug into the sound card -- what - 8-10 mm in length?


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                « Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 11:20:23 AM »
                I lived In ipswich for 5 yrs.

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                  Re: Plugging pc into stereo
                  « Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009, 11:38:23 AM »
                  Ahhh ok .... I live in manchester ......  Those RCA cables are on enay for like 2 pound so its cheaper for me to buy from there rather thay pay fair to get to town lol .... I'll have to email them tho incase i need the other lead like the other guy said  :D

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                  Re: Plugging pc into stereo
                  « Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 02:46:31 PM »
                  Not sure what the cable is called, Just ask the person working at radio shack they will know what you need. Thats If you have a radio shack? are you from the USA or maybe UK. I lived In the UK for 5 yrs.
                  Radio Shack got bought out...It's called The Source now...
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                  Re: Plugging pc into stereo
                  « Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009, 11:04:27 PM »
                  Radio Shack got bought out...It's called The Source now...

                  Really?
                  There are two Radio Shacks in my town. They are still called Radio Shack here.

                  The Radio Shack website doesn't mention anything about a buy out or a name change. Where did you get this info?
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