Help with monitor connection plz???

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  1. JAGZ

    JAGZ Well-Known Member

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    Ive just got a pair of alesis monitors and want to connect them to my comp, also picked up a xlr - rca cable (pic below) but i cant figure out the other bits to connect them into the slot in my pc (green one for speakers)
    i searched for previous posts but couldnt find any answers, please help :)
    cheers
     

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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Hehe mate, you don't really know your way around audio gear do you...

    Hope you have a good soundcard ready for your speakers.

    What model speakers do you have?
     
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    JAGZ Well-Known Member

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    im learning day by day
    there alesis m1 active mkII's

    these are the specs if it helps you:

    Low Frequency Driver: 6.5" non-woven carbon fiber with Santoprene surround and dual magnet shielded configuration
    High Frequency Driver: 1" silk dome with medium viscosity ferrofluid coolant and dual magnet shielded configuration
    Crossover: 1500Hz, 8th-order, 48dB/octave filters
    Input Impedance: 20k_ balanced, 10k_ unbalanced
    LF Filter: 2nd order, "optimal Q" high pass, +1dB boost@50Hz
    LF Amplifier: 75 watts, 8_ load
    LF Amp Distortion: less than 0.03% thd @ 30w
    lf amp slew rate:<>19V/┬Ásec
    LF Amp S/N Ratio: >110dB, ref. 60W @ 8_, A-wtg., 1kHz
    HF Amplifier: 25 watts, 4_ load
    HF Amp Distortion: less than 0.06% thd @ rated power
    lf amp slew rate less than 9V/┬Ásec
    HF Amp S/N Ratio: >112dB @ rated output
    Frequency Range: 38 Hz - 23.5 kHz (-10dB point)
    Connectors: Combination XLR-1/4" jack with input level control
    Weight: 19.5 lbs. (8.9kg) each.
    Dimensions: (WxHxD) 8.5"x15"x9.75" (381mm x 216mm x 248mm)
     

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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    You got the wrong cables for your gear.

    You've got two xlr inputs in your monitors.

    You need a 3.5mm jack -> 2 x xlr.

    Like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HQ-3-5mm-Ster...hash=item370071510914&_trksid=p3286.m14.l1318

    However check that the xlr end is correct (if you need a cable with holes at the xlr end, then you need a 'female' xlr, if you need a cable with bolts, then you need a 'male'.).

    You could also buy a male 3.5 stereo jack -> 2 x RCA female and connect that to the cables you've got but you'll be adding noise to your system so don't.

    The monitors you bought are very good, perhaps too good...
     
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    JAGZ Well-Known Member

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    :beers: thanks dustek you are very wise
    i appericiate the info mate
    i need the male cables going to get them from my electrical shop soon
    yeah they are pretty phat speakers but i'll be paying for them for many many years to come :|
    thanks again