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Getting to know the back panel of your Linksys Wireless Home Audio system

Standard RCA jacks are used to deliver analog audio to the speakers.  S/PDIF jack provides a connector for a digital cable to send digital audio to the speakers.  These jacks are found at the back of your Linksys home audio device.

NOTE:  In this article we used the DMC250 and the DMP100 as examples.

DMC250

DMP100

 On/Off switch – Switches your device ON and OFF.

NOTE:  The Power switch of your Linksys Home Audio system may depend on the model of your device.

 Power connector – This is where the power cord connects.

 iPod® Dock Port – This connector attaches an iPod® to the Wireless Home Audio Director using the optional iPod® Dock (MCC-140).

 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button - The Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button is used to connect to a router that has the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ feature.  It provides a simple method of connecting to your network and configuring your network security settings using a push button or PIN method.

 USB port – The USB port can be used to attach an external storage device to the Wireless Home Audio Director.

 S/PDIF output – The S/PDIF jack provides an output connector for a digital optical cable to deliver digital audio.

 Ethernet – The Ethernet port connects the Wireless Home Audio Director to your router or switch.

 Audio In - Standard analog RCA left and right jacks used to deliver audio to the Wireless Home Audio Director from external sources.  This input functions as a standard auxiliary input and is controlled on the external device.  Some examples of devices that could deliver audio to the Wireless Home Audio Director would be MP3 players, DVD players, television sets, VCRs, or gaming consoles.

 Audio Out - Standard analog RCA left and right jacks used to deliver audio from the Wireless Home Audio Director to an external device.  This connection can be used to connect the Wireless Home Audio Director to an external A/V or Home Theater receiver.  The output signal of this connection is called a “line-level” output, meaning that this signal must be amplified.  You cannot connect these outputs directly to speakers unless the speakers are active (powered).

 Speaker Out - This is where the speakers connect to the Wireless Home Audio Director.  The speaker output signal is powered by the DMC250 on-board 50W Class D Amplifier.

 Subwoofer Out - Standard analog RCA jack is used to deliver audio from the Wireless Home Audio Director to a subwoofer.  The output signal of this connection is called a “line-level” output, meaning that this signal must be amplified.  You cannot connect the subwoofer output directly to a passive subwoofer (unpowered).  Use this connection to send audio output to an active (powered) subwoofer system only.

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