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choosing cables for a set of monitors (computer)
Old 19th May 2006
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choosing cables for a set of monitors (computer)


I recently bought a set of monitors, esi near06:
and they support three ways of connection, XLR balanced and TRS balanced/unbalanced. Before I go buy some that may not work optimally or shortcircuit something, I thought I'd ask here first.
It appears that my soundcard does not support the XLR cables, so I guess TRS balanced is the best way to go? If so, any particular cables you recommend?
They are to be connected to a computer, so they don't need to be very long.
this is my soundcard btw. (ux2, )

regards and thank you!
Old 19th May 2006
Here for the gear

basically just a pair of these right?
a ?

or is it better to buy a XLR(monitor)-TRS(soundcard) cable?

Old 19th May 2006

I'd get the TRS to TRS cables. Whatever is in your local music store is fine - even Hosa. These will get plugged in and then not molested, right?


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