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SubKick... Another homeade attempt Studio Monitors
Old 19th August 2007
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SubKick... Another homeade attempt

I have a KRK RP-5 monitor that died on me last week. I could try to fix it, but it would be way more fun turning it into a ghetto subkick. Rather than rewiring the hot and cold wires inside, because the speaker has an XLR out I was thinking of just rewiring a mic cable (Swap pins 2 and 3). Anyway it sounds simple enough but I was just hoping someone could point out a flaw in the logic.
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Old 21st August 2007
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I would wire the XLR mic cable to a 1/4" unbalanced plug. Run that into a DI and then into your pre. The DI will handle the impedance issue - the speaker being high impedance and the pre expecting to see low impedence.
Old 21st August 2007
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I could be wrong, but aren't those active monitors?
Old 21st August 2007
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I could be wrong, but aren't those active monitors?
They are active, not to mention there is also a tweeter connected in some way to the xlr out as well. Anyway I suppose I should start nerding it up and just test a bunch of different things to get sound to come out. I'll send the audio to on an old mini mixer i have so if i were to blow anything it wouldn't be devastating. Wish me luck!
Old 21st August 2007
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My bud had the coolest idea......he stuck an NS10 woofer into a snare drum stand.....perfect. Easy to position as well...
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I have a KRK RP-5 monitor that died on me last week. I could try to fix it, but it would be way more fun turning it into a ghetto subkick. Rather than rewiring the hot and cold wires inside, because the speaker has an XLR out I was thinking of just rewiring a mic cable (Swap pins 2 and 3). Anyway it sounds simple enough but I was just hoping someone could point out a flaw in the logic.
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yep you could do it. but just be lazy and buy one...that's what i did

Old 21st August 2007
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I made one from a $12 12" bass speaker held in a snare stand. It works... I have no idea how ****e it might be compared to the Yammie. Does the Yamaha sound like a fat man farting through a cushioned chair on its own outside of the mix?
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