How to connect my older Sherwood/Newcastle surround sound receiver to my HP PC?

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi and General Audio' started by crossfireltd, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. crossfireltd

    crossfireltd

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    Greetings,
    I am trying to connect my older (about 15 years old) to my HP Pheonix Envy 810-135qe PC. Many have stated that all you need is a stereo 3.5 mm to stereo RCA male "Y" connector routed to either the sound card or headphone jack. I have tried this using a stereo 3.5 mm to stereo RCA female connectors with a RCA male to male connector cable to the receiver. I have tried both connections, directly to sound card and to headphone jack and all I get is static. What am I doing wrong, theoretically this should be a simple and straight forward connection. Could it be the male to female "Y" connector? Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance for your help.

    Here is some more info on the PC and receiver (just in case):

    Receiver:
    Sherwood/Newcastle R-325 surround sound receiver
    Power amplifier output (8 ohms) stereo mode 90w x 2
    Surround mode (left, center, right) 80w x 3 and rear 80w


    Sherwood_back.jpg


    PC:

    HP Pheonix Envy 810-135qe
    Nvidia High Definition Audio
    IDT High Definintion CODEC
    10GB RAM
    Win 7 64bit operating system
     
    crossfireltd, Oct 11, 2018
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