Help MP3 newbie reorganise music.
by rbspot - 12/18/11 7:47 PM
I have never owned an MP3. MP3s seem to offer the facility to store masses of music in a compact portable way. For this reason I thought of organizing my music so that I can play it through an MP3 player. Before I do so I want to check whether the music stored in the MP3 player can be played through my existing hifi systems which can be described as follows:
(a) I have an old fashioned Sony stereo music centre that I am reluctant to part with (for emotional reasons). The music centre has FM radio, record player, cassette player with dolby, good amplifier and speakers. It also has a L-MIC jack for microphone and a headphone jack. In addition one can connect to this music centre an external tape recorder through RCA connections (L and R both for input and output). I wonder if I can connect an MP3 player with RCA connections or in some other way. Can I play the music stored in the MP3 loud through the amplifier and speakers of the music centre?
(b) I also have a Panasonic CD stereo system with cassette player and DAB radio. It has a music port jack (stereo, 3.5mm) and headphone jack. Can I connect the MP3 player through the music port jack and play it loud through the stereo system?
Can you comment on any disadvantages, relying on a MP3 player for all my music, may present. I expect I should get a hard-drive MP3. What else should I look out for when I choose the MP3 player. My pc runs on Windows XP. Does that mean I am better off getting an MP3 player other than ipod?