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Multiple Inputs to Monitor
Old 16th July 2019
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Multiple Inputs to Monitor

Hi guys !!

This is my first post because I've reading similar posts but I still don't fully understand.

I have a piar of Edifier R1280T

I want to connect multiple audio sources like a laptop , a pc and a PS4.

I was thinking in using a Behringer Mx400 Dj Mixer so i can connect all the sources to the mixer and from the mixer to the monitors.

Also I was thinking of using this cables

This for pc, laptop to mixer

And this for mixer to monitors with a 3.5 to 6.5 adapter

Is this a right setup ?

Thanks for everything.
Old 16th July 2019
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Mixer is mono, you don't mind?
Old 16th July 2019
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That’s what I don’t understand. If I buy that mixer how could set it up to be stereo.

Old 16th July 2019
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This mixer isn't for that purpose, you can't even pan the mono signals so you can't even use 2 mono channels for a stereo source. Buy another mixer.

This would work:

Use channel 1 panned hard left, channel 2 panned hard right or the two-track ins, 3/4 and 5/6 are already stereo channels.

Both cables are wrong, too. The mixer you wanted nor the one I have recommended have stereo-inputs.

You need this kind of cable from the notebook to the mixer:

And this from the mixer to the speakers:
Old 16th July 2019
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Are you sure you need a mixer at all? You only would if you want to listen to 2 or more of your sources at the same time. For example, if want to listen to audio from the laptop and the pc at the same time. In that case, DirkP has the answer.

On the other hand, if you are simply looking for an easy way to select one source or another, and have the selected source feed your monitors, you would be better off with a stereo audio source switch such as this:

You would simply not use the video connections, using the switch only for audio. This has the advantages of being simpler (no power required) and in stereo, and for probably less money.

If using the above switch, use a couple of cables like this cable for the pc and laptop:

Adapters shouldn't be needed.

To connect the switch output to the monitor use this:

I'm not necessarily endorsing brands or vendors with the links above. I'm merely using the ones the OP used.

Last edited by ventil; 16th July 2019 at 06:48 PM.. Reason: For clarity and added disclaimer
Old 17th July 2019
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Thanks everybody !!

I got to buy the mixer after all I got it in for 35 Euros so i think it was a great deal.

It arrives tomorrow so tomorrow I will post how I ended hooking it up.

I appreciate all your help guys.

Thank you again.
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