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How do I connect soundcard to home stereo?

Hi, I want to connect my soundcard to my home stereo. My soundcard has line out jacks, but they take only the small headphone type connections, whereas my home stereo takes those rounded type connections, sort of like little bulletheads. Is there a wire or something I can buy somewhere to do this, or better yet is these a wireless way to do this.

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By "bulletheads," do you mean those RCA-type plugs?

If so, just get one of those "Y" cords-- you know, the type with a headphone jack on one end, and two RCA connectors on the other. They usually come with portable CD players. You just need to find with that's kind of long.
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Radio Shack will have what you are looking for. If you can't find an adapter cord long enough, you can buy RCA barrel connectors and a normal RCA cord to make the Y adapter cord longer.
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You need one of these and the just a regular RCA cable long enough to get to the receiver.

Just a 3.5mm mono plug split into 2 RCA plugs

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=5555&DID=7
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Originally posted by jumbojp
You need one of these and the just a regular RCA cable long enough to get to the receiver.

Just a 3.5mm mono plug split into 2 RCA plugs

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=5555&DID=7
Thanks guys, that's exactly what I need. But now I gotta find one that's around 10 ft long. Do you think they make 'em that long?
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I don't think they sell them that long, but what you could do is buy extension cords. You know, two cords that are "female" on both ends, and two cords that are "male" on either end connected to the output. Radio Shack sells these rather cheaply.

The female plugs would be connected to the cords from the output from the soundcard. The male plugs would be connected to other end of the female plugs. Then the final two male plugs are connected into the input of the stereo jacks.

>------< to stereo input
>------<
female...... male

(I hope I explained that correctly!)
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Originally posted by Eplicon
I don't think they sell them that long, but what you could do is buy extension cords. You know, two cords that are "female" on both ends, and two cords that are "male" on either end connected to the output. Radio Shack sells these rather cheaply.
The barrel connectors that asabase wrote above does this exact thing. The barrel connector is about 1" long and are "female" on both ends. Finding long RCA cables (regular cables with "male" on both ends) is easy, right?
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I've done the same thing with my computer and stereo. The first piece coming from my computer is a 6' extension cord (headphone, male-female). Then connected to the extension is the Y-adapter (headphone male -> 2 RCA). And that's it.

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