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Apogee Symphony 8x8 Monitoring connections Studio Monitors
Old 26th May 2016
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Apogee Symphony 8x8 Monitoring connections

Hi all - long time caller, first time listener. Looking for a dummy check - I'm trying to figure out the most elegant way to interface get my monitors connected to my symphony. The io is currently db25-db25'd to a db25 patchbay and I've been doing all my monitoring through the headphone amp. Moving tomorrow and finally have space for my dynaudios to be set up. I don't have a monitor station and don't want to buy one - what's the most elegant way to get signal to the mains (preferably not patching on the front)?

The only solution I'm coming up with is rearranging the normals and having a snake come out to the mains, or some slight ghetto-rigging and doing TT to XLRM. Similarly, I've got an extra db25 to 1/4" trs that I could rig up and patch the outputs of PT to two lines that feed the speakers.
Old 26th May 2016
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I'd tell you to get a custom DB25 snake made that has DB25 on one end and a DB25 and two XLR Male on the other end, but with only 6 channels terminated to the dsub.

I don't recommend having your monitors anywhere on the patchbay unless you like blown tweeters.
Old 26th May 2016
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That's definitely a better solution that I'll have to put off for a little while just to ease the wallet. Long term, way better. For the time being, it's just me using the rig so I can probably avoid pulling the patches while the speakers are live for a few months.
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That's definitely a better solution that I'll have to put off for a little while just to ease the wallet. Long term, way better. For the time being, it's just me using the rig so I can probably avoid pulling the patches while the speakers are live for a few months.
It shouldn't be too bad. I'm guessing $120-$150.
Old 27th May 2016
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Is this to switch monitors? If so, this is what I use

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Old 2nd February 2017
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Is this to switch monitors? If so, this is what I use

Coleman Audio LS3 Line Selector | Sweetwater.com
How are you liking the LS3? Have a new Symphony mk2 coming and was thinking of putting this in between my monitors and the Symphony.
Old 2nd February 2017
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How are you liking the LS3? Have a new Symphony mk2 coming and was thinking of putting this in between my monitors and the Symphony.
**** im thinking of picking one of these up to route komplete and my system 8 to my MPC record ins!
Old 3rd February 2017
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Is this to switch monitors? If so, this is what I use

Coleman Audio LS3 Line Selector | Sweetwater.com
The Symphony can have up to 3 sets of monitors connected..he's looking for the best way to rewire the d-Sub.

Easiest way would be to get d-sub to male XLR then female XLR-> d-sub.

Then you just connect or disconnect the channels you want.

Unlike getting a custom loom, it means you can add monitors if necessary.

Only downside is that you then have unused spaces on your patch.
Old 3rd February 2017
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Just carefully cut into your db25 to db25 snake. Snip the cables for channels 1 and 2 and solder xlr's.
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How are you liking the LS3? Have a new Symphony mk2 coming and was thinking of putting this in between my monitors and the Symphony.
Its great... REally transparent and allows quick testing of mixes.. Really good stuff definitely
Old 3rd February 2017
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Its great... REally transparent and allows quick testing of mixes.. Really good stuff definitely
That's awesome man, thank you. Happy to hear there's no coloration.
Old 3rd February 2017
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I don't have a monitor station and don't want to buy one - what's the most elegant way to get signal to the mains (preferably not patching on the front)?
Having an external monitor controller is always the most elegant solution, IMHO.

Otherwise you just use a DSUB-XLR-M snake and attach the monitors to XLR's and use the M2 Software control functionality. Which is pretty cool.

Apogee now has a new remote unit that controls the monitoring parameters.
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