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Old 5 days ago
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5.1 cinema system with audio interface

Hello,guys
First of all i want to say that i am at beginner level so sorry for the stupid questions.
So,i will buy pair of fluid audio f5s and have old samsung ht-tp 33 home cinema system and i want to connect all these things to an audio interface that will run through my computer ofcourse
My confusion is how am i supposed to connect them if its even possible, what inputs or outputs i need on my audio interface (btw will buy an audio interface too), what cables i need except the 2 trs to trs for my studio monitors and yes thats pretty much all
Now on the info the home system has a dvd player/av receiver which has 2x2 rca outputs for the front and rear speakers and sub out for the subwoofer idk where is the central speaker out but whatever
Everyone who can help please, i will apreciate it with much love :D
And lastly i am sorry for the mistakes i made, english is not my 1st language
If u need more info i will tell ya

Cheers!
Old 5 days ago
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Hi ApO.

Welcome to Gearslutz

The Fluid Audio F5's have RCA, TRS and XLR inputs so your audio interface will need either of those - all are good connections although the TRS and XLR are probably better options as audio interfaces are more likely to have those output sockets (called 'monitor outs' or 'L/R left-right out'). There is also a sonic advantage to TRS and XLR although RCA is OK for short cable runs and connecting unbalanced equipment.

Do you want to incorporate the Fluid F5's into the 5.1 system?

Best, Arthur
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Hello,guys
First of all i want to say that i am at beginner level so sorry for the stupid questions.
So,i will buy pair of fluid audio f5s and have old samsung ht-tp 33 home cinema system and i want to connect all these things to an audio interface that will run through my computer ofcourse
My confusion is how am i supposed to connect them if its even possible, what inputs or outputs i need on my audio interface (btw will buy an audio interface too), what cables i need except the 2 trs to trs for my studio monitors and yes thats pretty much all
Now on the info the home system has a dvd player/av receiver which has 2x2 rca outputs for the front and rear speakers and sub out for the subwoofer idk where is the central speaker out but whatever
Everyone who can help please, i will apreciate it with much love :D
And lastly i am sorry for the mistakes i made, english is not my 1st language
If u need more info i will tell ya

Cheers!
Old 5 days ago
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Hi ApO.

Welcome to Gearslutz

The Fluid Audio F5's have RCA, TRS and XLR inputs so your audio interface will need either of those - all are good connections although the TRS and XLR are probably better options as audio interfaces are more likely to have those output sockets (called 'monitor outs' or 'L/R left-right out'). There is also a sonic advantage to TRS and XLR although RCA is OK for short cable runs and connecting unbalanced equipment.

Do you want to incorporate the Fluid F5's into the 5.1 system?

Best, Arthur
Ty for the fast answer.
I want to connect the home cinema and the monitors to 1 audio interface and be able to use the f5s when im producingg/mixing etc and be able to switch to the cinema speakers for listening.
I know i need the 2 trs outputs for the monitors, what would i need to connect the home system to the audio interface?
Old 5 days ago
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Ty for the fast answer.
I want to connect the home cinema and the monitors to 1 audio interface and be able to use the f5s when im producingg/mixing etc and be able to switch to the cinema speakers for listening.
I know i need the 2 trs outputs for the monitors, what would i need to connect the home system to the audio interface?
Depends on the audio interface; if it has RCA in and outputs then just connect to that. If the audio interface doesn't have RCA's then there are options to use a specialised RCA-XLR or TRS cable or a transformer based unit like the Art DTI.
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Depends on the audio interface; if it has RCA in and outputs then just connect to that. If the audio interface doesn't have RCA's then there are options to use a specialised RCA-XLR or TRS cable or a transformer based unit like the Art DTI.
Okay thanks very much i figured it out
Peace.
Old 4 days ago
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Depends on the audio interface; if it has RCA in and outputs then just connect to that. If the audio interface doesn't have RCA's then there are options to use a specialised RCA-XLR or TRS cable or a transformer based unit like the Art DTI.
I found that the receiver needs only to be connected through aux with rca’s
To which outputs i have to connect it to my interface its normal aux rca input
So i wil need 2 trs for my main monitors and maybe 2 line in 1/4 outputs? Idk im so confused i want to have the system and the monitors both connected and when i want to switch between the two from a simple button on the interface i hope its possible but what interface to buy and how to connect the system to it working properly
Sorry for the stupid questions and everything that made you angry/nervous etc
Old 4 days ago
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I found that the receiver needs only to be connected through aux with rca’s
To which outputs i have to connect it to my interface its normal aux rca input
So i wil need 2 trs for my main monitors and maybe 2 line in 1/4 outputs? Idk im so confused i want to have the system and the monitors both connected and when i want to switch between the two from a simple button on the interface i hope its possible but what interface to buy and how to connect the system to it working properly
Sorry for the stupid questions and everything that made you angry/nervous etc
I'm certainly not angry or nervous and I apologise if I gave you that impression. I don't think your questions are stupid (everyone starts somewhere) and your English is very good. No problem.

Try browsing a few interface threads and ask questions for some insight. It's useful to know the difference between balanced and unbalanced gear when deciding on an audio interface.

Best, Arthur
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If i connect the av receiver to line 2/3 and the monitors to 3/4 without having connections to the main outs will it work properly and will i be able to use the main volume control too?
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If i connect the av receiver to line 2/3 and the monitors to 3/4 without having connections to the main outs will it work properly and will i be able to use the main volume control too?
It depends on the audio interface; normally the main volume will control the main outs but on some interfaces you can choose if it applies to aux outs. That's usually selectable in the software mixer that comes with the interface.
It might be possible to connect your F5's to the main outs and then an aux out for the cinema system.
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It depends on the audio interface; normally the main volume will control the main outs but on some interfaces you can choose if it applies to aux outs. That's usually selectable in the software mixer that comes with the interface.
It might be possible to connect your F5's to the main outs and then an aux out for the cinema system.
Alright,thanks finally I understood it xD
Lastly,can u recommend me a interface that could do the job and has good mic preamp and have no problem with drivers under 150/200 dollars
Old 3 days ago
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Alright,thanks finally I understood it xD
Lastly,can u recommend me a interface that could do the job and has good mic preamp and have no problem with drivers under 150/200 dollars
I'm not really hands-on familiar with current audio interfaces in that price range so hopefully someone will chip in with a recommendation.
I started with a Tascam US122 (back in 2000's) and around 10 years ago I got a Focusrite Saffire which I still use daily. The Focusrite gear is worth the extra over some of the budget brands but there's a large range of good options for you so it's worth looking carefully at what features an interface offers.

I'm currently reviewing the Mackie Big Knob Studio+ and that's a great interface for the money; bit outside your budget but they do a less expensive version too.

If you want to send a signal out to your cinema system then you'll either need an interface with RCA outs (preferrably RCA and TRS out) or the Art DTI (or similar) or custom TRS-RCA cables.

What instruments/mics do you use now or plan to use in the future? What types of music do you want to make? What kind of computer or other gear are you using?
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I'm not really hands-on familiar with current audio interfaces in that price range so hopefully someone will chip in with a recommendation.
I started with a Tascam US122 (back in 2000's) and around 10 years ago I got a Focusrite Saffire which I still use daily. The Focusrite gear is worth the extra over some of the budget brands but there's a large range of good options for you so it's worth looking carefully at what features an interface offers.

I'm currently reviewing the Mackie Big Knob Studio+ and that's a great interface for the money; bit outside your budget but they do a less expensive version too.

If you want to send a signal out to your cinema system then you'll either need an interface with RCA outs (preferrably RCA and TRS out) or the Art DTI (or similar) or custom TRS-RCA cables.

What instruments/mics do you use now or plan to use in the future? What types of music do you want to make? What kind of computer or other gear are you using?
Well i will make hip hop recordig vocals and beatmaking and for my first mic i choosed samson c01 based on that i should start with just a normal mic to understand what it does and whats the mic downsides +the fluid f5 for headphones i choosed a cheap option too the superlux hd 660,my pc is windows 10 with 4gb of ram dual procesor amd 3.8ghz and pretty ****ty video card but the video does not have role so its ok for now but ithink i should start off with good interface cuz i dont want to upgrade everyhing in the future,I was thinking about the usb mixer instead of interface but i think they have not that good preamps and are not designed for that so im going with interface
Will need 2 mic inputs headphone input rca’s for the cinema and trs for the monitors i will do sone research on that
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