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Wire 3.5" Headphone Jack To Rca


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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:48 AM

Hey,

I have a 5.1 Surround Sound System and I want to listen to music from my laptop on it. I want to wire up a 3.5" Jack (for my laptop) to an RCA connector (for the surround sound system). I know I can buy one but I have 2 of these cables so I might as well wire it myself instead of buying it.

3.5" Jack:
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RCA Connector:
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I want to make this:
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Thanks

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Edited by deanpcmad, 04 February 2008 - 12:56 PM.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:54 PM

rca phono plug to 1/8 stereo plug
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 05:55 PM

it is quite difficult to 'wire' one of these adapter cables yourself... you have to make sure the contacts on the 1/8" trs are connected to the proper contacts on the corresponding rca connectors and how to solder them in place.

it's much easier and less time consuming to just go to the circuit city and buy one for $10-20 for the cheaper ones or you can go to an specialty audio store, if you're an audiophile(anal about sound... audiophiles don't get on my back for over simplifying as i'm an audio engineer myself), and get a better quality one which can run up to and over $300!!

if you really want to make one yourself there are spec diagram all over the internet, just search 'do it yourself audio wiring' on google or something similar, i don't know any website urls i can direct you to, as i have an audio engineering degree and have never searched for wiring specs outside my university text books where i still reference them to date.
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:40 PM

Kind of expensive to go to Circuit City when you live in the U.K :thumbsup:
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