How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Aric Your Own Question
Aric, Engineer
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Satisfied Customers: 44703
Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
Type Your Home Theater-Stereo Question Here...
Aric is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How do i play my computer files on my Kenwood KRA5040 stereo

Customer Question

How do i play my computer files on my Kenwood KRA5040 stereo reciver
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for the question.

Since there's no type of internet connectivity, Wi Fo or bluetooth built into your receiver, additional equipment would be needed to play any audio from your computer on the unit.

There are a couple of ways to go about this. If you want the simplest most cost effective method- then I would suggest an "1/8" stereo to stereo RCA patch cable".

You simply plug the 1/8" end into your computer, then the red and white RCA ends into the receiver and select the Input. You will then get all audio from the computer through the Kenwood's connected speakers.

The cable is below:

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

If you wanted to try to find a wireless option, then you would need to know if your computer has Blue Tooth built in, and you could then use a Bluetooth receiver connected to the Kenwood, and then be able to play music/audio/etc. wireless from about 25 feet:

(BlueTooth receiver):

Feel free to reply back if you need more help, or want to reply back with more details. It does not cost you anything more to reply back once you've rated. Please do rate me positively (at least 3 STARS) and I will continue with you until this is sorted. The positive rating ensures I am credited for my work.