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Old 10th August 2005 | Show parent
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I'm gonna recommend the Lynx from your choices and base the rest of my reply from there. It is basically the same for whatever sound card or external converters you may use.

The Lynx L22 looks fine for your purposes. It comes with 2 channels in and 2 channels out break-out cable for analog I/O. See the bottom of this page to look at the breakout cables:


http://www.lynxstudio.com/lynxl22.html

Just plug your preamp output into one of those analog inputs. The L22 also comes with SPDIF and AES digital I/O, so that means you would be using one or the other, giving you two more channels of input/output but for digital signal. If you are not sure what all that means, don't worry about it for now.

Finally, you have the two analog outputs. Plug those directly into your monitors, or get extension cable if you need it. I think the Dyn's have XLR inputs on the back.

Anyway, you can then control the volume from the digital mixer software that comes with your sound card, or from the main output buss on cubase.

Be sure not to power up your speakers before you have your computer on and your digital mixer software open and set for volume down to zero and set your sample rates, bit rate, etc. Then power on your speakers, and slowly turn up the digital mixer output.

If you still want some kind of analog volume nob, you really dont need a small mixer, just get an ATTY and run the signal through that first, then to the monitors.

Here is an ATTY:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATTY/



BTW, not to be mean or anything, but the reason you did not get replies is most likely that this more properly belongs in the Low End Theory forum (or . It is the best place to get the most accurate and helpful answers to questions like this. The set up you are making is not what you would want to categorize as medium to high level. I'm a low-ender myself, so I don't mind tellin ya this.


G'Luck

KT