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MajorBlow
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Adding a USB stick to an old Linn system

Twenty plus years ago I bought a Linn hi-fi system composed of separates with a pre-amp and separate power amps. All the pre-amp inputs are RCA Phono with 300mV rms sensivity / 10K Ohms. I would like to be able to plug a USB stick into it so as to play MP3/WMA audio (I’m assuming it would be able to play such formats). Can anyone suggest some form of ‘magic box’ or adaptor that will accept a USB input and also connect to my system with RCA Phono? If my system isn’t able to read native MP3/WMA, is there another gadget that would convert the MP3/WMA source into a signal my old pre-amp would recognise? I’m not able to upgrade to a new Linn ‘network digital source’ as a pre-amp replacement, as apart from the significant cost, my existing source separates need RCA phono connections that Linn’s new hi-fi generation doesn’t have. Any advice please?

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You need some sort of music

You need some sort of music player to select/read music files since the old Linn stuff will not. Probably the computer that you are using now will do it. There are also portable players that can feed their headphone outputs to the inputs on the Linn.

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Thanks Kal. That helps me to

Thanks Kal. That's helped me to look at the problem from another perspective. I've a fairly recent DVD player that has a USB socket plus an array of connections at rear amongst which are L&R phono sockets. So I've been able to connect it to my pre-amp... Problem solved. Many thanks to you.

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