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connecting pc to home amplifier for mp3 playback

Discussion in 'Audio' started by sanstormz, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. sanstormz

    sanstormz Member

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    Hello everyone....sorry if this is off topic or the wrong forum....it's audio related.

    I am trying to connect the audio out on my Audigy 2 soundcard to a home stereo to playback mp3's but I am getting a loud humm or buzz in the process. I am using a y-connector into the soundcard connected to a pair of rca cables into the audio input of one of the amplifiers inputs...what am I doing wrong?

    Thanx for any help....Jason
     
  2. The_OGS

    The_OGS Active member

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    No worries, you're doing it right :)
    You are attempting to supply your home stereo with a standard line-level input, similar to the output of a CD player.
    This level is quieter than you expect, and if you were to connect it to headphones it would be unsatisfyingly quiet.
    You must use top-quality adapters & cables, ruling out interference from EMR, RFI or short, and then adjust your line-out volume (probably down) from within Windows.
    Audio that is gained-up too high will be simply 'fizzy' or distorted, though...
    Sounds like (no pun intended) you need better cables, spread-spectrum enabled, and a properly grounded 3-prong plug to ground your rig.
    Check all these things out because, you're basically doing it right...
    Regards
     
  3. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    I recommend [bold]Monster[/bold] cables and AC-line filters!
     
  4. sanstormz

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    Thanx guys I will check it out..
     

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