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analogue receiver and computer

I will be moving into an apartment in the future and would like to connect my receiver in one room to my laptop in another room. I am using a phillips external sound card with my laptop currently and my sony str receiver only has rca inputs. My sound card does have optical and digital coax outs but i can

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Re: analogue receiver and computer

If the receiver is truly analog, you will need to convert your digital output to analog. There are DACs that will do this but easier/cheaper solutions exist including external USB soundcards.

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Re: analogue receiver and computer

When i said analogue receiver i simply meant that it only had rca connections and not optical or digital coax. Sorry if im using the wrong term. The exteranl Phillips sound card acts as a dac; it is a usb external sound card.

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The exteranl Phillips sound card acts as a dac; it is a usb external sound card.


Well, then your original idea of a pair of high quality RCA interconnects from the analog output is the obvious start. How long a run is necessary?

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I would say at least 25 feet.

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I would say at least 25 feet.


Doable, but not a slam dunk, depending on the drive capability of the soundcard and noise environment. Try it. The only alternative might a powered USB extension to relocate the soundcard adjacent to the receiver.

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Re: analogue receiver and computer

Thanks man thats a good idea. I could then just switch between the onboard sound card and the external one if i wanted to use my headphones versus the stereo in the other room.

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Max, if your laptop is setup for wireless and has iTunes you should be able to hook up an AirPort Express to the receiver, aka "AirTunes".

http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/airtunes.html

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