Audio/Video (AV) receivers are commonly found in home theatre systems, and including a PC in a home theatre set-up is one way to improve the audio experience. Musically, it can have a massive impact on your listening experience and can bring a house party to life. Watching movies online will also be an optimised experience. As Yamaha specialises in audio products, their receivers in particular have excellent sound and are a good choice for channelling music.
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Things you need
- RCA to 3.5mm cable
Plug the 3.5mm end of the cable into the line out from your computer's sound card. This will be located at the back of your computer if it is a desktop model. See Resources for a link to the sound card colour code.
Plug the RCA end of the cable into an audio input on the AV receiver. Many Yamaha models feature 2 sets of audio inputs labelled "Audio 1" and "Audio 2." These inputs are positioned vertically side by side.
On the AV receiver, select the audio input to which your computer is connected. On a Yamaha receiver, the input will be called either "Audio 1" or "Audio 2," depending on which input you connected your RCA cables to at the back.
Adjust the output volume on the receiver, and you should be able to hear the routed audio.
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