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Connecting your computer to a stereo system

Posted 04-18-2010 at 07:33 PM by William (Dthdealer)
Updated 04-18-2010 at 07:41 PM by William (Dthdealer) (Finished off post)

My computer has output jacks for only the TRS standard audio plug. My 20 year old amplifier only has input jacks for the RCA red and white plugs ( same as the the red and white of the red,white,yellow combo for televisions).

Without going to the shops and buying a new adapter cord or device, I reminded myself both rely on the exact same technology. Upon splitting the cords, this was confirmed.

Now I'm enjoying high fidelity sound while gaming. The laptop's 3cm tinny speakers just didn't cut it.

Before this I wired the TRS directly to the speakers' wires, however this yielded pitiful volume. The laptop could not physically yield enough power to get the massive speakers to do more than a loudish cooling fan volume. Quiet videos and audio required a software amp, which I do not have.

Regards, William
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