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Run PC Audio to Stereo System

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SteveRomo, May 23, 2014.

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  1. SteveRomo

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    I want to be able to play music from my PC and send it to my audio system to play throughout the house. I ran a cable from the computer's headphone output jack on the front of the PC to the audio system's RCA input jacks. It works OK but I have to boost the audio levels from the computer's audio slider way up in order for it to sound OK. The problem with this I have to plug in and unplug and adjust the levels every time (when the cable is connected, the PC speakers are muted.) Is there a way to adjust the PC's settings so that a cable connected to the headphone jack DOES NOT mute the speakers AND will play at a predetermined level regardless of where the audio slider is set? (i.e. a constant line-level output.) Thanks!
     
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    Not that I know

    the RCA inputs are expecting a different type of signal
    The headphone output is very low output and headphones are quite high impedance

    you can purchase a USB Audio adapter , which would enable you to do what you are after - its the sort of thing DJs use where the channels outputs can be individually controlled and levels set
    they are not expensive
     
  3. SteveRomo

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    Thanks. A few search attempts came up empty. Then I found one product - Beheringer UCA 202 - that seems to be what I need. Can anyone verify that item OR recommend a specific product / website / manufacturer for one? Also, can the audio level be set for a usb audio output that will NOT affect the audio levels going to my PC speakers? Thanks again!
     
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