The RP5's are great and more than enough for video work. I would recommend the RP5. The RP6's just have more Power basically.
its best to use a dedicated audio device to run full potential for the krk speakers, however you can run a headphone cable to xlr.
have a look at motu audio interfaces if you want for future.
krk speakers are usually sold in singles so best check. also the current models are the G2.
You will lose a significant amount of the KRK monitors' capability because onboard motherboard audio is, well, mediocre at best in quality (though on-motherboard audio has gotten better over the past few years, it still has yet to catch up with discrete audio solutions).
Yeah, I figured it would loose a good amount using this method. Though I imagine the quality would be sufficient to mix and process audio for the time being, correct?
If/when I purchase a discrete audio solution, what model would you recommend? Thanks.
You need a 3.5mm to Stereo XLR or TRS, the links to the above are MONO.
Motu Audio Express is good.
I'm trying to understand why I would need a stereo connection to go from the left channel on the soundcard to the left speaker, and vice versa. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe XLR is only capable of mono. Unless you get some sort of system like this, and that's for a situation when both left and right channels are output through a headphone jack and it needs split for two different speakers.
Please enlighten me.
Usually motherboards dont have seperate audio channels, what is your motherboard ?? if you do have seperate channels then of course you will need single cables.
i have 4 m audio pro fire 610 audio interfaces
for my various laptops and editing rigs for audio
i love them
all outputs are balanced, dual headphone outs with
individual volume controls, 64 bit drivers, asio...
and if i'm nost mistaken trs is stereo
if the plug has 2 notches on it it is trs
if the plug has 2 notches on it it is stereo
one notch is mono and unbalanced...
now only 225$ what a f(&*&*(&*(^*&^(*&^&*(*()09%*%^&$%ing steal!
i payed 350-450$ for mine over the last 3 years...
wonderful product...for stereo or surround
take it easy,
The Profire 610 is more than enough for audio work with video with enough channels for surround mixes.
The single notch on the TRS is unbalanced audio. The 2 notches is Balanced audio. Beyond that both almost always output Mono unless the manufacturer sets that channel for Stereo output such as a headphone out.
regarding the cable itself:
one notch is mono, two notches is stereo
is this correct?
and then depending on whether or not the input/output
is 'wired' for a stereo or mono signal will dictate
what type of signal travels along that cable...?
i've been trying to understand this for years...
the older maudio firewire 410 had unbalanced outputs...
i also got the dreaded hum from the firewire 410
but with the profire 610 there is no interference...
really a solid product...
any more info is appreciated...
The balanced TRS with 2 notches can be stereo but that does not mean they always are. That depends on the actual Input or output channels/channel ie device circuitry your plugging into. Unbalanced is Mono as far as I know.