Help with monitor connection plz???

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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 :)
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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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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/µsec
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/µsec
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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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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: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
 
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