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 Stereo to PC hook up?

I would like to hook up my home stereo to my computer.  This would be
so I can listen to my FM tuner, old albums and tape deck.  I have
separates - Tuner, Preamplifier, Amp, Meters, Tape Deck, Turn Table so
I can shut off the Amp so no Amplified power goes to the PC card.

One of the reasons for doing this is that I have no speakers.

I read that the - line in - on the  PC sound card can be plugged into
the "auxiliary in" on a home stereo system.  This would be so I can
listen to say - my CD player on my home stereo - if I had speakers.

With my Amplifier off - can I plug the PC sound card into my output on
my preamplifier and listen to my stereo system?

Would it play automatically on my PC speakers?  Or would I need special

Thanks for your help,


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 Thu, 20 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Stereo to PC hook up?

save your lunch money and buy speakers

 Thu, 20 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Stereo to PC hook up?
I agree with patrick, computer sound isn't really like home theater
surround some things would sound great but there are a lot of crappy sound
files that might possibly damage your home stereo or just sound like crap,
buy some cheap speaker and then a cd burner and make your own cd's for the
home theather thats what i do

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 Sat, 22 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Stereo to PC hook up?
On Sun, 2 Jan 2000 wrote:

        Well, that is the purpose of a line input.  The components of your
stereo system have line outputs, which can be connected to the soundcard's
line input.  You don't need any special software to make the soundcard
"play through;" any mixer program can do that. Connecting line inputs to
the soundcard would also allow you to record these sources on your
computer--say, for instance, you wanted to sample some of those old albums
on the computer, clean up the scratches, and mp3 compress your favorite
tracks.  If you wanted to record CD audio on your computer, though, you're
better off getting one of the many "CD Ripper" programs available and
reading the audio off the CD in your computer's CD-rom drive.
        Having said all this, the real solution would be to invest in a
decent pair of speakers.  Then, you can run the soundcard's line *output*
to the stereo and play your computer through a real pair of speakers!


 Wed, 26 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
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