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Connect audio components for recording Cassette to CD

I have three components I'm using and can't remember how I usually hook them up, since I've changed them for other purposes. I need to record a cassette onto a CD. I have a Sony cassette recorder, a Sony tuner, and Sony CD recorder. Any help for the cable hookups?

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Try this since you do not supply model numbers. If your receiver and CD have digital audio connector (coaxil or fiber) hook the receiver output to the cd input.

If you do not, see if there is a spare set of RCA jacks for output. If not, just hook up the cd player in the cassette jacks-there is always a cassette in and out-and hook your cd player to an auxillary input or use the cd player input.

Remeber though, cassettes have inherently more noise than cd so your cds will not sound like a pre-packed cd.

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