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Audio interface to speakers rather than direct?


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#1 Burtdaboy

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 03:21 AM

Hey,

Firstly, I appologise for not knowing a great deal about audio options for laptops etc.

I play music through my laptop and connect my hi-fi speakers using the headphone jack. This is imposible to do though when my laptop is proped up on the Logitech stand I have.

I recently borrowed my friend's USB Audio interface and this meant music was of a superior sound quality and I could have my laptop on the stand and listen through headphones (connected through the interface).

I have returned the interface now and need to know if there is any way to connect a USB audio interface, if I were to buy one, to my Hi-fi (speakers) so I wouldn't have to use headphones? My Hi-fi is quite a few years old.

If this can be done - any recommendations for cheapist interfaces on the market?

Thank in advance,

Burt

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 05:32 AM

I have a Behringer UCA202 as a spare usb interface. It's inexpensive and works fine:

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UCA202.aspx

I expect the aux inputs on your hi-fi are RCA sockets, the outputs on the UCA202 are also, so you'd just need a standard 2xRCA to 2xRCA audio cable.
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#3 Burtdaboy

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:28 AM

Thanks a lot.

Have just bought the Behringer interface and the cable.

You've cleared up something that has been on my mind for a while.

Burt




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