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How can I connect a stereo receiver/Phono Player to my computer?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rhinestones, Dec 23, 2001.

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  1. rhinestones

    rhinestones Thread Starter

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    I just purchased the program called Cool Edit Pro, and wish to record my old records onto CD with my CD Burner. I am using an older Onkyo Stereo Receiver, and professional turntable, Polk Audio Speakers. However, I cannot correctly hook up the receiver to be able to record and play from Cool Edit. I hooked up the receiver on the EPS Main Connector with RCA Phono Plugs, but the RCA Plugs don't really fit into the Sound Card Ports on the back of my Compaq Presario. I also tried connecting to one of the tape ports on the receiver, didn't work at all. When connected to the EPS, I can pick up the radio tuner, it plays fine. But, it seems nothing is being read by my computer. Do I have the wrong connectors? What ports should I use? HELP! 8^)
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  2. rugrat

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    Does your stereo have a headphone jack. If so, is it the mini plug. If you do have a mini plug for the headphones, you can purchase a cable with male mini plugs on both ends and go directly into your line in port on the sound card. Just make sure if you do buy the cable that it is a stereo cable and not mono.
    If you do not have a mini plug, I would check Radio Shack to see if they have a standard to mini plug adapter, then use the headphone jack.

    SeeYa
     
  3. rhinestones

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    Thanks rugrat, I do have a headphone plug on the receiver, but not the cable. I'll purchase one and give it a try! Here's hoping! I'm dying to get that vinyl onto CD!
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  4. statetrav

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    Just did this myself.........You need a Y-Adapter Audio Cable
    It has a 1/8"mini plug which goes into your line in, and 2 RCA plugs on the other end....these you plug into your turntable, or if the ones on the turntable are permanently attached, get the male to male adapters and connect the 2 sets of RCA plugs.
    On the new turntable I just purchased there is a switch under the turntable itself which I have to change when playing thru the computer than when playing thru the stereo system....just wanted you to be aware of it. When I leave it as it is for the stereo I get no sound, when I switch it over, sounds great. I have completed 1 CD and working on the rest......have fun!
    If you already know all this, sorry to repeat......I had to learn all this by trial and error and had hoped to help someone else out...
     
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    Excuse me......I posted this reply this morning and haven't been back on.........I have been working, I don't keep my computer connected 24/7......geez, give a guy a chance to reply......
     
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