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Setting up KRK 5 studio monitors, HELP!
Old 4th January 2012
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Setting up KRK 5 studio monitors, HELP!

Hello everyone, i come to you with a problem when it comes to setting up a pair of KRK speakers. I have no idea how to properly set them up. I have done a ton of searching on Google and have turned up with barely any information. I see XLR/TRS inputs and hear there the best way to connect them up. Problem is i have no idea how i would even connect them to my 5.1 maplins 5.1 sound card (lol)

http://media.soundonsound.com/sos/au.../krkrear.l.jpg

Again im kind of on a budget after the massive purchase of the speakers, so i need a price friendly way of wiring up these speakers for music production using a soundcard or DAC, or even if there's some magical way i can get some high quality cables to somehow connect them both to my existing sound card? That's really all i need so nothing else fancy.


What i own:

Speakers: KRK G2 5's
Soundcard: 5.1 USB Maplins Soundcard
DAW: Ableton Live
Headphones: Sony 7509HD's
MIDI Keyboard: Alesis Q25
PC: Mid Range


Please help a noob out waited so long to grab these speakers!
Cheers.
Old 4th January 2012
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Hmmmmm. I'm not a 5.1 guy, but it you can run a simple stereo signal out of the Maplins (maybe just using the "front" connection) you could connect them with something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Live-Wire-TRS-...5678752&sr=1-1
Old 4th January 2012
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Hmmmmm. I'm not a 5.1 guy, but it you can run a simple stereo signal out of the Maplins (maybe just using the "front" connection) you could connect them with something like this:

Amazon.com: Live Wire 1/8" (TRS) - Dual 1/4" Y Cable 10 Foot: Electronics
Ok thanks, this is just temporary until i can afford a proper sound card. With what you linked me, am i still able to have left and right channels?
Old 4th January 2012
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Ok thanks, this is just temporary until i can afford a proper sound card. With what you linked me, am i still able to have left and right channels?
yes of course...this cable splits you a stero signal into a single left and right channel....small end in your front output of the 5.1 soundcard and die fat end, one in he left and one in the right speaker!!

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the signal wont be ballanced though!
so the speaker will possibly play @ -6db...does not matter much(except for s/n ratio)..you will just have to turn it louder
Old 4th January 2012
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Thanks for the replys, i settled on 3.5 to duel XLR male inputs just because i have heard its a more secure fit!
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