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plugging powered monitors into laptop

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by highonthesound, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. i'm just getting setup to mix tracks that i've recorded into my tascam 2488 on a laptop using cubase sl. i have behringer 2031a truth powered monitors, and i'm wondering how to plug them into the laptop. i've heard from some people that a $5 1/8 inch to balanced line converter will do, while others have told me that a usb or firewire interface with a monitor out is in order. the difference is atleast a $100 -- my question is, is there a difference? keep in mind that its just for monitoring, not recording. thanks!
     
  2. theAdmiral

    theAdmiral Guest

    it's worth it. laptop output is -10. You could get a interface with +4 mon. out for more level , better overall signal to noise, and a level knob.
     
  3. recommendations?

    any recommendations? difference between usb and firewire devices for monitoring?
     

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