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Confusion connecting my receiver to the RCA255 dvd receiver for cd use

Can I do this. I don't know what I am doing. I just bought an AVR 310 audio video receiver (harman/kardon) and I want to connect a cd player to it so I went to the local cash converters and got this RCA255 dvd receiver. Can I use this to play my CD's with my receiver or am I way off. Pls help.


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Re: Confusion connecting my receiver to the RCA255 dvd...

Ok is your cash converters purchase a RCA, RTD255 system or is the RCA255 you quote something else, I'll assume that we are dealing with the first, and that seems to be a All in one system that contains speaks amp etc

You also have your new AVR 310 which is amplifier that one would connect a stand alone DVD/CD player to, You wouldn't connect the cash converter purchase to it, it is a seperate system.

You could use your cash converter system alone without the AVR310 but not with it.

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