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Is it possible to connect my computers sound card to the receiver?

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Greetings tad1073,

Its more then possible to connect your sound card to your receiver, the question would be what connections are available.

Looking at your receiver's owners manual it does appear that you should have 3 digital inputs (2 optical, and 1 coaxial), so if your sound card has digital outputs it maybe best to use these. If your sound card does not, you should be able to invest in a "Y" audio cable that would go from a basic mini plug connection to a dual rca connector. You could then connect the cable to a line out (sugjested) or speaker out and then connect the rca side to a separate source (dvd, Dtv/Cbl, Dvr, CD, MD/Cd-R)

On a side note you might want to make sure some of your system sounds are deactivated unless you want to hear beeps, and bells while your using your receiver.

Enjoy.
Jon
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Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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