HiFi USB and LINE IN connections

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  1. bobjackson85

    bobjackson85 Auditioning

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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
     
  2. Alon Goldberg

    Alon Goldberg Screenwriter

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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.. [​IMG]
     
  3. homthtr

    homthtr Supporting Actor

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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
     
  4. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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    It allows you to use the JVC as a sound output device. You don't even need a sound card.
    Instruction Manual
     
  5. Dutchie

    Dutchie Auditioning

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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!!
     
  6. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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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.
     
  7. Dutchie

    Dutchie Auditioning

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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.
     
  8. bobjackson85

    bobjackson85 Auditioning

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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
     
  9. homthtr

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    Yep... if it works.. don't fix it!
     
  10. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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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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