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increase gain from ipod to active studio monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by gnommon, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. gnommon

    gnommon Member


    Im looking for a solution to increase the balanced gain on active studio monitors. Im new to studio equipment.

    here is my setup:
    2 x Krk Rokit 6 active studio monitors
    xlr to mini 3.5
    Ipad 2

    ipad and speaker volume is set to max. I get 92 Db but there is no punch to the sound. I assume the speakers need more signal going in.
    When I use the KRks on my PC, they have plenty off "punch".

    I tried a nuforce Ido, but that didnt change anything. If its the Vrms that I need to increase the Ido has 2 Vrms.

    Any recommendations on a small device that increases the gain going into the krks, preferably something the size of the Nuforce Ido.

  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Look at level converters like this one from Rolls: Rolls Corporation - Real Sound - Products MB15b Promatch and More
  3. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Have you tried a Y cable like this - that goes from 1/8" stereo male (iPad end) to two RCA males (plugged into the RCA unbalanced inputs on the back of the KRK)? I think it would be more compatible signal levels.
  4. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Did you turn volume limit off, in the settings/ music?
  5. vttom

    vttom Active Member

    Get yourself a line-out cable such as this...


  6. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    I would do the line out cable (the kind that plugs into the bottom slot) and then use a level converter.

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