Article ID : 00025098 / Last Modified : 04/14/2021Print

How to connect a computer to an A/V receiver.

    NOTE: The ability to connect a surround sound receiver to a computer will depend on the available connections on the computer.

    Connect a stereo mini-pin cable from the speaker output on the computer sound card to an available input on the receiver.


    • Do not use the PHONO input on the receiver for this connection.
    • Most AV receivers use composite type connections for inputs. An adapter cord may be needed to allow connection from the computer to the receiver.
    • Some Sony® VAIO Digital Studio® computers feature an optical digital audio output. Audio can not be transferred into the computer through this connection.