I believe I am about to come in to possession of a pair of powered DJ speakers. I believe they have XLR connectors on the back.
I keep the volume control in Windows and on Foobar set to maximum - assuming (hoping?) that it gives me maximum bit depth for the music.
however, the problem with those volume controls/monitor management devices from your perspective is that they come with balanced ins and outs. i mean, you could go from your 24-bit interface into a DI box to a volume control and finally to your monitors.
Isn't a DI box' intention to convert a high Z to low Z?
Quote from: punkrockdude on 09 February, 2012, 02:41:02 PMIsn't a DI box' intention to convert a high Z to low Z?yeah, usually it takes high impedance unbalanced and converts to low impedance balanced. they're also used to break ground loops. is there something deeper behind your question? that is, are you trying to say my suggestion of using a DI box is unreasonable?
Interface that takes USB input, outputs XLR and has a volume control?
Be sure that the output that the sound card puts out does not exceed the input the speakers can take. For example if your sound card output +21 dBU and your speakers accepts up to let's say +18 dBU then you might get clipping since the sound card can output 3 dB more than your speakers can recieve. If hope I have got it right. If not, someone else will correct me.Check your active monitors that any eq shelves on the back is set to their 0 positions to start with to have an unaltered sound. Regards.
Hello all:I believe I am about to come in to possession of a pair of powered DJ speakers. I believe they have XLR connectors on the back.What is the simplest method of connecting my PC to them and controlling the volume from my desk, strictly for playback (no recording)?Right now, I have an external 24-bit USB box, with analog RCA outs that I run into my amplifier that sits on a shelf at the side of my room. The amp has a simple little remote control that I use from my desk to control the volume on my stand-mounted monitors. I keep the volume control in Windows and on Foobar set to maximum - assuming (hoping?) that it gives me maximum bit depth for the music.Is there a 'de facto' standard method around here for hooking up to Active pro-audio gear?
I'd like to control volume via a handheld remote