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    Can I hook up a computer CD/DVD player/writer to my amp/tuner to play music CDs?

    I dug my old Harman Kardon AVR 435 receiver out of the closet and hooked it back up so the wife and I can enjoy my large collection of jazz/rock/blues CDs.

    I have a CD/DVD writer I use with my laptop. I bought a cord array to hook it to the AVR 435.

    I have a problem now: all looks OK except the CDs don't play. Is there an inherent difficulty in transitioning the computer CD/DVD reader/writer for service as a music CD?

    Attached is the photo of the cord array I got. The amp is fairly standard. It has RCA ports for the CD.

    Any help you wonderful guys might offer will be met with great joy. Thank you.

    Jack Lavelle - Phoenix
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    You can play audio CDs in any computer CD player - it's just data. Use whatever player you want - Windows or 3rd party.
    I rip all my CDs to FLAC / MP3 using MediaMonkey (there is a free version) then I can put them on an audio player and use it where I want.

    cheers, Paul

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    How are you connecting all this ?

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    I rip all my CDs to FLAC / MP3
    I do the same, much easier to use and to backup and transport.
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    Just guessing here but I don't think your CD/DVD read write drive has a built in digital to analog converter. You would either need a separate digital to analog converter to send an analog signal to your receiver or use your computer and send it's audio output to your receiver.

    Mark

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