Connecting a very old receiver to my laptop


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Username: Kios

California USA

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jul-12
My grandfather recently gave me an old receiver from the 70s called a Tandberg TR 2075, and I want to hook it up to some speakers and be able to play music from my computer through it (using an eighth
inch jack). I know very little about the receiver, and similar posts I've
seen about hooking up an "old" receiver to a computer have been
about a receiver that is 10 or 15 years old. All help is appreciated!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

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Username: Kios

California USA

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jul-12
Sorry everyone, issue resolved! I found out all I had to do was plug in an RCA to 1/8 inch cable into the back where it says "phono"

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Username: Superjazzyjames

Post Number: 1827
Registered: Oct-10
Well Zak, I'm glad you figured it out. Just be careful not to over drive the phono input. It's meant for the very small signal from a magetic cartridge turntable.

How does it sound?

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Username: Magfan


Post Number: 2818
Registered: Oct-07
I'd plug the 'pod into a hi-level input NOT phono. Not only is the sensitivity all wrong, but it is also equalized for phono. Your frequency balance should be audibly off.

Tandberg made good stuff. I have a 3000x Reel-to-Reel in the closet. I haven't used it for a LONG time, but it was a very good (and complex) machine in its day.

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Username: Arande2

Rattle your ... Missouri

Post Number: 3069
Registered: Dec-06
He's probably not checking back (don't know), but they should be hooked to the tape inputs, preferably with a non-integrated sound card for noise reasons.

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