How to Connect PC Music by Wireless to a Home Stereo

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A wireless music kit provides the means for music stored on a PC to be played over the home stereo system. The wireless music kit, of which there are a number available at electronic stores, attaches to both the PC and the audio amplifier powering the speakers. The procedure is straightforward and does not require added cables as all that is needed comes in the kit. No software programs on the PC must be added either.

Things You'll Need

  • Wireless music kit
  • Audio amplifier
  • Plug the included mini-jack cable from the music transmitter into the mini-jack audio output on the PC--typically this will be at the bottom back edge connected to a graphic card peeking out from a slot. Plug the other end of the mini-jack cable into the mini-jack input on the music transmitter.

  • Plug the included power supply cable of the music transmitter into a power outlet for power. Plug the power cord of the power supply into the power input on the music transmitter.

  • Place the music receiver next to the audio amplifier. Plug the included power supply cable of the music receiver into a power outlet for power. Plug the power cord of the power supply into the power input on the music receiver.

  • Plug the red and white RCA plugs at one end of the included audio cable into the red and white RCA audio outputs on the music receiver. Plug the red and white RCA plugs at the other end of an audio cable into the "Aux" red and white RCA audio inputs on the back of the audio amplifier.

  • Turn the audio amplifier on. Press "Menu." Select "Audio," then "Audio inputs," then "Aux." Press "Menu."

  • Click the "Start" button at the lower left of the screen. Select "Control Panel" from the pop-up window. Select "Sounds and Audio Devices" from the window that appears. Click the "Advanced" tab. Select "Options" from beneath the "Advanced" tab. Select "Line-out" from the list of choices presented. Close the window by clicking the red "X" in the upper right corner.

  • Launch a program that can play music files, for example, the included Windows Media player. Select a music file from the window that appears when you click the"Add File" drop down "File" menu. Press the "Play" button on the program's control panel to play the music file, which can now be heard over the speakers of the home stereo system.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't set the playback volume of the music file on the PC too high--this is better done from the audio amplifier of the home stereo system.

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