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Quiet Speakers Through Interface Monitor Outputs
Old 10th September 2019
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Quiet Speakers Through Interface Monitor Outputs

I've been working to set up my home studio and decided to buy some inexpensive second hand speakers that initially only had speaker wire as outputs. Currently, I have the speaker wire wired into RCA jacks on the ends, which go into 1/4" TS connectors into the monitor outs on my Scarlett 2i2. This currently works, however I have to keep the monitor knob cranked to get a decent level of sound. Is this just an inherent problem of this setup, or is there something I'm missing? My initial plan was to buy a used receiver to run the speakers, until I realized I had the monitor outs. Is this approach what I should be using? Are the balanced vs unbalanced cables/connectors an issue? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 10th September 2019
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Passive speakers need an amplifier.
The "monitor out" is line level.
Old 10th September 2019
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Passive speakers need an amplifier.
The "monitor out" is line level.
So something like this?
Old 10th September 2019
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So something like this?
Little to no necessary information about the specs.
Depends on speakers (power and impedance).
Old 10th September 2019
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Little to no necessary information about the specs.
Depends on speakers (power and impedance).
They're cheap speakers from Goodwill, not a whole lot of pro specs there. I measured the impedance at 8 ohms, which the amplifier is rated to run, so that should work, correct?
Old 11th September 2019
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Yes, it should work.
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