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post Dec 30 2013, 04:41 PM
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Hi

I need a little help please. I just bought KRK Rockit 5 speakers and they should be arriving tomorrow.I will be plugging them into my Line 6 Pod Studio GX





I just realised that its coming with a XLR to 1/4 inch jack.My device only has one 1/4 inch jack input that I will be plugging my guitar into.So will I have to buy a 1/4 inch female to 3.5mm male jack to plug into the line out.

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post Dec 30 2013, 06:28 PM
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I don't have monitors as I just use headphones, but my interface has 2 outs a left and a right. So you may need to get something as I have below. It's a 3.5mm Stereo plug to RCAs. That way each speaker has it's input. I'm sure more people will chime in but I'm sure this will work. I kind of do the reverse to an old stereo receiver in the garage when I hook my mp3 player to it.




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post Dec 30 2013, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Dec 30 2013, 05:28 PM) *
I don't have monitors as I just use headphones, but my interface has 2 outs a left and a right. So you may need to get something as I have below. It's a 3.5mm Stereo plug to RCAs. That way each speaker has it's input. I'm sure more people will chime in but I'm sure this will work. I kind of do the reverse to an old stereo receiver in the garage when I hook my mp3 player to it.



Thanks for your reply.A dont know much about this kind of stuff laugh.gif I will check your method out.
Do you know if there will be a difference in the sound using your method or using the XLR cable.

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post Dec 30 2013, 07:38 PM
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Hey man ! I don't know your guitar gear setup but shouldn't you connect those speakers to your computer ?


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post Dec 30 2013, 11:54 PM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Dec 30 2013, 03:38 PM) *
Hey man ! I don't know your guitar gear setup but shouldn't you connect those speakers to your computer ?


This depends on which audio soundcard he is using... if he uses Line 6 interface, he will have to to what Spase suggested, If he using his onboard soundcard, he will have to connect it to it.


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post Dec 31 2013, 02:51 AM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Dec 30 2013, 06:41 PM) *
Thanks for your reply.A dont know much about this kind of stuff laugh.gif I will check your method out.
Do you know if there will be a difference in the sound using your method or using the XLR cable.

Thanks Sean

as long as your cables are not over fifteen feet you will be fine, the longer the cables , the more chance for interference , so , the shorter the cable less is the chance
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post Dec 31 2013, 10:37 AM
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Yeah a was going to use the line 6 interface. I am now thinking that I should upgrade it to the UX1 or UX2 as the one I have is very basic.

I was searching a lot of line 6 forums to get more information on everything.I read that I should try and avoid the RCA as it is unbalanced and go for the TRS or XLR.Does anyone know how these would work. Could I get a two way TRS cable to a single 3.5mm jack to fit my Line 6 interface
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post Dec 31 2013, 01:13 PM
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Got everything sorted now cheers. smile.gif

Now just need to learn pod farm
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post Dec 31 2013, 01:17 PM
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Congratulations on this purchase!

I have the same speakers and they work really well. I'm also connecting them to similar interface - Toneport UX2 smile.gif
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post Dec 31 2013, 01:24 PM
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Great buy man smile.gif Congrats on making the babies work - I found the KRKs a bit less organic than I would like. Are these your first monitors?


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post Dec 31 2013, 01:29 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Dec 31 2013, 12:17 PM) *
Congratulations on this purchase!

I have the same speakers and they work really well. I'm also connecting them to similar interface - Toneport UX2 smile.gif
Please let me know if you need any help.


Thanks very much Bogdan. Am sure I will have some questions to ask soon. I will play about with it the next couple of days and see how I get on.

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Great buy man smile.gif Congrats on making the babies work - I found the KRKs a bit less organic than I would like. Are these your first monitors?


Cheers Cosmin. Yeah they are my first set of monitors.
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post Jan 1 2014, 05:13 PM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Dec 31 2013, 12:29 PM) *
Cheers Cosmin. Yeah they are my first set of monitors.


Ah, great smile.gif Well, I sure enjoyed my first pro monitor experience! I got mine pretty recently as well - last year in August. Got a pair of Yamaha HS7 which I am very happy about. How have you positioned yours? On a desk or on stands?


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post Jan 1 2014, 06:25 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 1 2014, 04:13 PM) *
Ah, great smile.gif Well, I sure enjoyed my first pro monitor experience! I got mine pretty recently as well - last year in August. Got a pair of Yamaha HS7 which I am very happy about. How have you positioned yours? On a desk or on stands?


A have them on my desk but I dont have much space.So I am going to buy stands or I might even buy a bigger desk.A am looking to try and change some things around to make my practice space more comfortable and enjoyable. smile.gif
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post Jan 1 2014, 08:52 PM
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I have a noob question biggrin.gif : Is there a difference in listening experience when you listen to a song through studio monitors vs through normal speakers.. What I am trying to ask is, are monitors only good for making mixes and such??


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post Jan 1 2014, 09:08 PM
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Jan 1 2014, 07:52 PM) *
I have a noob question biggrin.gif : Is there a difference in listening experience when you listen to a song through studio monitors vs through normal speakers.. What I am trying to ask is, are monitors only good for making mixes and such??


Actually its a good question as high-end consumer speakers are often used for mastering. But in limited budgets, monitors are built to have the least coloration for the money.

This coloration is usually considered a plus for music listening but when mixing you have to hear everything as-is as much as possible.

Its hard to generalize but music through monitors should sound more detailed but harsh or sterile compared to an equal budget home type stereo system. More of a preference type thing if you ask me rather than simply good or bad...

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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Jan 1 2014, 08:52 PM) *
I have a noob question biggrin.gif : Is there a difference in listening experience when you listen to a song through studio monitors vs through normal speakers.. What I am trying to ask is, are monitors only good for making mixes and such??


I never had a chance to compare directly, but I found listening to music on monitors a sort of "revelation" in terms how how nice and detailed music sounded. Of course, I didn't have equal quality hi-fi speakers to compare with but I use my monitors for everyday stuff and listening to music, not just mixing. I really like how music sounds through them.


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post Jan 2 2014, 07:32 AM
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Todd here smile.gif Congrats on your speakers!! smile.gif I'd suggest using the audio output of your audio interface. And, as was mentioned, since the line 6 has a mini headphone out, you'll need the adapter in the previous post. XLR connectors are great but really help reduce hum on long cable runs. On short cable runs your rca cables will work fine smile.gif If you eventually get an interface with quarter inch (guitar jack) or xlr output, then you can plug those in to the speakers. I'm using quarter inch speaker cable now as my interface has quarter in jacks for output monitoring smile.gif

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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Dec 30 2013, 10:41 AM) *
Hi

I need a little help please. I just bought KRK Rockit 5 speakers and they should be arriving tomorrow.I will be plugging them into my Line 6 Pod Studio GX





I just realised that its coming with a XLR to 1/4 inch jack.My device only has one 1/4 inch jack input that I will be plugging my guitar into.So will I have to buy a 1/4 inch female to 3.5mm male jack to plug into the line out.

Thanks in advance

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post Jan 2 2014, 10:57 AM
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Congrats on Your new purchase smile.gif Those are one of most popular. You have to get used to their tone at the beginning. Good point but Mertay. Mixes will sound very bright comparing to most home audio gear. Also...watch out for low end - don't try to get "subwoofer" sound with those smile.gif


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post Jan 2 2014, 12:30 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 2 2014, 06:32 AM) *
Todd here smile.gif Congrats on your speakers!! smile.gif I'd suggest using the audio output of your audio interface. And, as was mentioned, since the line 6 has a mini headphone out, you'll need the adapter in the previous post. XLR connectors are great but really help reduce hum on long cable runs. On short cable runs your rca cables will work fine smile.gif If you eventually get an interface with quarter inch (guitar jack) or xlr output, then you can plug those in to the speakers. I'm using quarter inch speaker cable now as my interface has quarter in jacks for output monitoring smile.gif

Todd


Thanks for your reply Todd.This is all new to me so it is good to get everyones advice.I am thinking of upgrading to the UX1 or UX2 soon. I will see how I get on with the GX first and see if it suits my needs.

QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Jan 2 2014, 09:57 AM) *
Congrats on Your new purchase smile.gif Those are one of most popular. You have to get used to their tone at the beginning. Good point but Mertay. Mixes will sound very bright comparing to most home audio gear. Also...watch out for low end - don't try to get "subwoofer" sound with those smile.gif


Thanks Darius.I have being experimenting with the speakers and Pod Farm the last couple of days and I am really enjoying using them.It is a lot to learn for me as I normally just play with a amp with one pedal at the most.

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post Jan 2 2014, 02:23 PM
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There are of course hi fi devices meant especially for the listener as studio monitors are meant for the musician/sound engineer. Some of the most famous ones are Bang and Olufsen or Bose. I think you might enjoy reading this article here smile.gif

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Jun02/articles/monitors.asp


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