How di I use an MP3 on my home stereo?


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Old 12-05-09, 12:28 PM
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How di I use an MP3 on my home stereo?

I have an old reciever with no MP3 inputs and I want to hook up my MP3 to the receiver. Any ideas? I tried two FM transmitters and neither worked due to the crowded FM dial in the NY area.

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Old 12-06-09, 01:20 AM
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Connect the MP3 player to the Aux or Tape In of the stereo using the proper cable.

A typical MP3 player's cable will have a 3.5mm plug at one end and two RCA plugs at the other end. Some tiny MP3 players use 2.5mm plugs instead of 3.5mm.


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Old 12-06-09, 07:19 AM
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If your home stereo is of decent quality, you may be disappointed with this - the compression involved in turning a .wav file into an mp3 can make a dramatic difference in the quality of the playback. It's not something you typically notice with headphones on but do when you're using quality equipment.

Go for it, I just don't want you to be overly disappointed.
 
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Old 12-06-09, 10:25 PM
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I find that bad sound from an MP3 player is due more to wrong settings than the bitrate of the music file. "Spatial" on a pair of ear buds may sound great, but the same setting when the player is plugged into the stereo sounds ridiculous. Make sure the player is set to "Flat".
 
 

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