HiFi USB and LINE IN connections

bobjackson85

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hi

what does it mean when a HiFi has a usb connection? can i use this just like i used to have my computer connected using the AUX input.

if i used the USB connection would i still be able to hear everything on my computer such as games, videosites, videos on youtube etc?

or would it be possible to use the LINE IN connection just like i used to use the AUX connection?

the reason im asking is that a home theatre im thinking of buying has a USB connection and LINE in, but no AUX. i used to connect my computer using the phono splitter lead going into the aux on my old HiFi.

heres the home theatre.

http://www.jvc.co.uk/product.php?id=...E&catid=100097

any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks

bob
 

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Hi Bob - I suspect the USB port means you can put mp3's onto a USB memory stick, and the micro system will have the ability to play the songs from the memory stick..
 

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I love it.... 20 years in the audio business.. this is a new one on me too!!... USB Audio... I know they make USB Audio adaptor for computers... Time to do some research
 

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I have got a Pioneer receiver with USB port (VSX-916-S). I can indeed use a USB stick with MP3, WMA, etc.. but I can also connect my Ipod to it and play all the songs on it! Really nice feature during a party. No more disc changing!!
 

JeremyErwin

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don't get his hopes up. The usb functionality is as described in the user manual. It may or may not support the ipod.
 

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You are right, it seems that this USB functionality is completely different from the one I have. So I'm sorry if I got a bit too enthusiastic about it for you Bob.
 

bobjackson85

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its no problem, i decided to get the same make but different model (40 watts less) but with an AUX input so i can still be safe in the knowledge i can connect my computer to it
 

JeremyErwin

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AUX and Line In are largely the same thing. I suppose that some manufacturers might think that AUX implies RCA, while Line in implies a minijack, but it doesn't amount to much of a difference when connecting portable audio or computers.

USB Audio essentially allows the use of external sound cards.In a sense the JVC would have become Bob's soundcard. A low tech version of HDMI-Audio, perhaps.
 

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