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How do i connect my sony Audio system to the pc


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How do i connect my sony hcd-vx55 system to my pc. My pc is Windows Xp sp2, Onboard sound and video card. 2.9GHZ Intel Original, Intel 82865GBF, 160gb pata seagate and 40 gb pata samsung.
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Hi there

It depends on what it is you're trying to do. Are you trying to play audio from the PC through the amp & stereo speakers?
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i want to know both.

1. How to connect only speakers
2. How to connect amp (including speakers)
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To connect the PC to an amplifier (with the speakers attached to the amp), you need a mini jack to 2 phono (male) lead, like the one in the picture below :

mini_jack_phono.jpg

The mini-jack plug connects to the line out socket on your sound card, the twin phono plugs connect to the AUX port (or CD or Tuner port) on the rear of your amplifier.

You cannot connect your stereo speakers directly to the computer because they are (I assume) non-powered & the computer requires an amplifier of some description in order to make the sound audible. This is why computer speakers have built in amps.
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thanx a lot brother for your gr8 advice. Got the connector and it works all fine.
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Great, glad you've got it working. I've got same setup myself at home, with my PC connected to a 360W amplifier & a SCSI 5 disc CD changer in the computer.

In case you haven't worked this out, you can also connect that cable directly to the headphone socket on the front of your CD/DVD drive in the PC, instead of the sound card's line out socket. This way you can play music CDs through the amp & speakers but without all the Windows sounds (such as the startup jingle etc) being piped at loud volume through the same system!
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thanx man but now my problem is i do not have the connection cord long enough to connect them. I have to move the whole case whenever i have to connect. :tazz:(. But atleast i got it connected. if you how to extend it plz do tell me
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If you can't find a long enough cable then simply buy a normal phono cable (2 x phono [male] on both ends) of the right length. These are easier to find because they are the ones used normally for connecting stereo components together.
Then all you need is a twin phono coupler (see pic below) to join the two cables together

phonocoupler.jpg


Alternatively, if you can find one long enough, just buy a phono cable which has 2 x phono [male] on one end & 2 x phono [female] on the other. This way you won't need the coupler.
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thanx a lot ill look into it and see what i can do. Thanx a million.
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You're welcome. Let me know how you get on
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