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Component or Jack?

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September 6, 2010 7:33:14 PM

I finally have a amplifier, and have the choice of connecting it through my computer via jack or component jacks. Which one presents higher quality?

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September 7, 2010 1:19:01 AM

Component is a video output. Can you provide a picture of what you mean by the two different "jacks?"
September 7, 2010 12:09:02 PM

Agreed. Pictures please...
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September 7, 2010 1:05:37 PM

I think he means AC97 (the 3.5mm computer audio outputs) and RCA (analog audio outputs). In either case, they pass the same analog signal; the only difference being the PC standard carries two speaker channels per connection.
September 7, 2010 10:36:10 PM

^That's what I meant, sorry for the confusion
September 7, 2010 10:36:19 PM

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September 8, 2010 8:26:57 AM

Well a soundcard with RCA outputs is pretty rare, so it seems an unlikely first assumption to think that was an option he could use.
September 8, 2010 12:14:06 PM

^^ A few high end cards use RCA over AC97. Its easy enough to convert back and forth, so thats really not a significant barrier in any case.
September 8, 2010 2:50:41 PM

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