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What are some ways to connect my portable CD player to my home or car stereo?
There are a few ways to connect a portable CD player to a home or car stereo. Here are some options:

Home Stereos: For a home stereo, you'll need a "Y" cable that has stereo RCA jacks at one end and a stereo 1/8" plug at the other. The 1/8" plug connects to the "Line Out" jack of the player. Be sure you don't connect to the headphone jack since that won't work.

If you don't have a line out jack on your player, you can also use an FM converter for cars as described below. This will allow you to listen to the CD player through your radio tuner.

Car Stereos: For car stereos, you may have a couple of choices. One way is to use an FM adapter that will allow you to hear the music by tuning to a specific station on your car radio. This also works for MP3 players and satellite radio receivers. This method is easiest, but not the best. It's prone to interference and requires a second power connection for the FM adapter.

Another option is available to you if your car stereo has an auxillary input jack on the front of it. This lets you plug the player directly into the unit as though it were actually installed in the car. This yeilds the best quality since it's a hard-wired connection. However, not all stereos support it.

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