playing audio on my mac thru a receiver

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  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

    Bobdude161

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    I have a small home theater next to my mac and I'm tryin to find a way to use it with the mac. I was thinkin of a 25 foot headphone cord, but is there a better way? NOT FM TRANSMITTERS. Those are crap and a half.
     
  2. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    Which mac do you have? That will help us find a better solution for you. And what kind of receiver do you have?
     
  3. Bobdude161 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Bobdude161

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    my trusty Sawtooth, no bluetooth nor airport. The receiver is generic. Made in china kinda thing. Just has one large headphone input and 5 red and white plugs
     
  4. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    Well than, all you need is a mini jack to mini jack to run from your line out or headphone jack to the headphone jack on the reciever, or use a mini jack to red and white cable instead. You can get these for less than 10 dollars at your local electronics store.
     
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    I dunno about running a 25 foot mini-to-mini cable, or any unbalanced cable, like RCA-to-RCA - you might pick up some serious hum. Try it - it's cheap - but if the hum bothers you, you may need to resort to more expensive measures. A well-shielded cable will reduce the problem but not eliminate it.
     
  7. Bobdude161 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Bobdude161

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    yeah i was figurin there's gonna be interference. Bought the 25 footer for seven bucks on eBay, we'll see what happens. :eek:
     

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