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Connecting speakers to interface? Audio Interfaces
Old 12th August 2018
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Connecting speakers to interface?

Hi I've never done this before.

If I connect RCA cables from the left and right speakers to the line out XLRs on my UH-7000 interface, then will it make sound when I play audio on my computer? or do I only get sound out of the speakers from a stereo amp?

I used to use a Pyle 30W amp but I don't think it really works now.

Thanks!
Old 12th August 2018
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What is the brand and model of your speakers?
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I have Dayton B652s. No way to connect. I might buy a Edifier R1280T (pic below) to connect the speaker to my UH-7000 interface line outputs. I never did it before so I have idea if I can get audio from the speakers that way. I'm doing this because my old stereo amp might've died. Do you think it'll work Bushman?

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Old 12th August 2018
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The problem I see with new powered speakers is that the interface doesn’t have a left/right output level control.
One possibility is that you buy a used or new stereo amplifier with a volume control and continue to use the Dayton speakers for now. That might be cheaper than new speakers, and if the Daytons aren’t damaged they are decent speakers.
I’ve never heard of your other speakers, and a BIG problem with powered speakers that have the amps all in one of the two boxes is that the “amp box” has much less internal space than the “no amp box”, so the left and right speakers will not have the same bass response. That isn’t a setup that you ever find in real studio monitors.
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I agree with Bushman. I would try to get a cheap new or used Stereo amp. I think its your easiest and best bet financially and functionally.
Old 13th August 2018
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Ok thanks all.
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Is there any way to diagnose whether there's something wrong with the speakers OR the amp? I had to move both the speakers and amp several inches to make the speakers work. No no sound...
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Is there any way to diagnose whether there's something wrong with the speakers OR the amp? I had to move both the speakers and amp several inches to make the speakers work. No no sound...
This is basic troubleshooting. The things that could be wrong are:
1. No signal. You think you are sending something to the amp and speakers, but you aren’t. You have something turned down, selected wrong, or disconnected.

2. You have bad cables, either to the amp or to the speakers. Do you have a cable tester?

3. The amp is dead. Or maybe you have the amp off, or switched or connected wrong.

4. The speakers are dead. If you have a 9volt or lower voltage battery, connect it briefly to the speaker leads or terminals. If you don’t hear a “thump”, your speakers may be dead.

The first thing I would do is NOT play anything, but with no source playing, turn the amp all the way up. Stick your head next to each speaker. No amp is completely quiet at full gain. If you don’t hear any hiss or buzz, you could have a dead amp or dead speakers, or bad (or unconnected) speaker cables.
Check things, test things, wiggle things.... this isn’t rocket science, but it is simple science, so check things logically.
Good luck! I hope it is something stupid and correctable.
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