All your good songs are on your hand held device and you want to know how to play MP3 player on home stereos. Well my friends, this is a very simple process. No longer will you have to fumble with changing CD's, or event apes for that matter. Unless, of course, you want to. But who would? MP3 players can carry thousands and thousands of songs that you can set up in any type of playlist that you like. Playing your MP3 player on the home stereo is as simple as knowing the parts. Here's how you Play your MP3 player on a home stereo.
- The Stereo system. The first step to hooking up your MP3 player on the home stereo is finding the correct ports to do it. All stereo systems are made up of at least two things. The receiver, and the speakers and subwoofer. The receiver is the actual component that you'd be hooking your MP3 player to for playing on the home stereo system. The receiver can be a part of the CD player itself or it can be separate… But it really doesn't matter. All you need to find are the audio input ports or an auxiliary port. Every stereo system has at least one of the two if not both.
- Audio Input port. The audio input ports are those dual colored red and white ports usually located in the back of the receiver. If you've ever run a cheap DVD player through a receiver then you're familiar with them. In order to play your MP3 player on your home stereo using this method, you'll need a "two-to-one" cord. All it is is a cord that hooks in both the white and red ports on one end and joins into a plug that goes into the headphone jack of your MP3 player. Just hook the two sided part of the cord into the receiver and hook the other side onto the MP3 player.
- Auxiliary ports. If, for some reason the dual audio port isn't available, the auxiliary port will work just as good. You need a "one-to-one" hook up to play your MP3 player to your home stereo system. The one-to-one cord is pretty self explanatory. One side will be hooked into the auxiliary port and the other into the head phone jack of your MP3 player.
- Trouble shooting. If, for some reason, you can't get your MP3 player to play on the home stereo system there's just a few things to check. Most receivers have multiple channels. If you look in the back of the receiver and you see multiple audio input ports, the stereo system has more than one channel. Just cycle through the channels until you find the right one. The same thing with the auxiliary port. If the MP3 player doesn't play in your home stereo system while it's hooked into this particular port, it's probably because you don't have the receiver set on the right channel. Also, don't forget to check the volume levels on both the receiver and the MP3 player. For the best sounds results, turn your MP3 player all the way up and adjust the levels as you see fit on the receiver.