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can i use a aiwa mini stereo speaker for recording?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by mokko, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. mokko

    mokko Active Member

    to an interface or home record studio?

    the cable dont have the rca plug in just a naked cable

    i need an adapter rca?
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    You can't use the speaker itself, but you may be able to use the jack socket that you plug your speaker into and take a lead from there into the interface. What is it you plug the speaker into? What do you want to record?

    You will have to give us more information about the system. For example, what is the "naked cable"?
  3. jimmys69

    jimmys69 Active Member

    I am assuming he means speaker wires. If that is the case you will need to feed an amp or stereo system from your interface, to 'power' the speakers. Depending on the interface, it may be sending more voltage than the consumer grade stereo can handle. Assuming that you want to use cheap speakers as monitors, I would guess that the stereo may not be of high quality either so use at your own risk of damage. An actual power amp will be better suited if you have one around. Otherwise you will be better off just purchasing powered monitors.

    I suppose since you mentioned the RCA connectors, that your interface has this type of output and is probably designed for hookup to a stereo receiver. Go that route until you can afford some real monitors.

    Good luck! :D

  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    You could be right, Jimmy. As a third possibility, he might have meant using the speaker as a microphone. We won't know unless he comes back with more info.
  5. jimmys69

    jimmys69 Active Member

    So true! More info would be nice huh? :D
  6. mokko

    mokko Active Member

    i mean tha auwa speakers dont hve the rca plug just wire inserted and the back of aiwa

    i mean i can buy plus to the be good in an audio interface

    can be ordinary stereo speakers or need to be studio speakers?
  7. jimmys69

    jimmys69 Active Member

    Like I said previously, you can use them but your interface will not power them.
  8. mokko

    mokko Active Member

    what i need to power em?

    i need to buy a pro speakers or use computer cheap speakers between the buy?

    theres a video or diagram?

    you say the speakers need electric power cord?

    excuse me by my bad english
  9. jimmys69

    jimmys69 Active Member

    Power=amplify. You need something between your interface and those speakers that will amplify the line signal to power the speakers. An amplifier requires electrical current. The speakers do not, well...sort of. That's a detail not to worry about right now.

    Interface or computer output>home stereo receiver or amplifier>speakers.
  10. mokko

    mokko Active Member

    ok i need to buy pro pair of amps
  11. jimmys69

    jimmys69 Active Member

    Just one stereo one. :)
  12. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    For the price of a reliable stereo amplifier you can buy a pair of Yamaha HS50M. $400 for a pair.
  13. mokko

    mokko Active Member

    you said dont work with pasive speakrs have to be with a speakers like this

    M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 | Sweetwater.com

    passive monitors dont have poewer to work well

    i have a pasive monitors i gonna take out til i buy one of these
  14. jimmys69

    jimmys69 Active Member

    ....translation is tough here. "i have a pasive monitors i gonna take out til i buy one of these" what? Sorry, I am confused.

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