How To Connect MP3 Player To Home Stereo

If you want to listen to music from your MP3 player on your home stereo, you need to learn how to properly connect MP3 player to home stereo. Connecting your MP3 player to your home stereo gives you the best possible listening experience because it allows you to listen to your MP3 music on larger better quality speakers and also allows you to share your MP3 music with other people.

To connect MP3 player to home stereo, you will need:

  • MP3 Player
  • 3.5mm to RCA audio cable
  • Home stero system
  1. Plug the 3.5mm end of the RCA cable into the headphone jack on your MP3 player. You can purchase this wire at any electronics store.
  2. Plug the RCA end of the cable into an available input port on your home stereo. Examples of input ports are: Auxiliary, CD, DVD, etc. Newer models of home stereos often have input ports on both the front and back of the panel for easy access. The RCA end of the cable is usually red and white and the input jacks on home stereos are also often color coded. You want to plug the red RCA cable into a red input and the black RCA cable into a black input.
  3. Turn on the home stereo and the MP3 player.
  4. Set the home stereo to the input that corresponds to the input you used for the RCA cable. For example if you used the auxiliary input you want to select the auxiliary input.
  5. Press the play button on your MP3 player. The audio from the MP3 player will play on your home stereo.
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