How to hook up stereo speakers?

Question

Hi, I would like to use stereo speakers instead of computer speakers because I like to listen to music on the computer. HOw do I go about hooking it up?

Answer

This question was answered on April 17, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Before connecting the stereo to the computer you will need to verify you are using the same type of RCA jack for your computer as you are for your stereo Generally the stereo will have a larger plug then the computer, if this is the case you will need to visit a local retailer such as Radio Shack and purchase a conversion plug When purchasing this conversion ensure that you purchase a stereo plug and not a mono You may also need to pickup a cable which is long enough to go from your PC to your stereo.

Once you have purchased this adapter or your adapter for your stereo is the same for your computer connect one end of your cable into the line out section of your computers sound card Connect the opposite end of this connector to the Stereo Line out Before attempting to use the stereo system ensure that the sound volume is low before playing any audio.

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Posted by olivia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 17, 2003