Connecting KRK kr monitors to a lap top through a zoom r16

Discussion in 'Digital Recorders' started by thecurejosh, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. thecurejosh

    thecurejosh Active Member

    Nov 11, 2012
    Fleet UK
    Could anyone give me any advice on doing this before I go spend money on them?

    I would like to know how to connect the monitors to the Zoom r16?

  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Akron/Cleveland, OH
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    Are the KRK monitors passive or powered?
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    You gave a non-existent model number for the KRK loudspeakers.

    As DonnyThompson indicated, monitor speakers such as the KRKs come either with internal power amplifiers ("active" or "powered") or just as loudspeakers ("passive" or "unpowered") needing an external power amplifier.

    If they are active, you simply connect them using balanced cables to the master outputs of your R16. You will in addition need mains input to each speaker cabinet. If they are passive, you need to get a studio stereo power amplifier and use it to take the master output of the R16 and turn it into a power signal to drive the speakers. Domestic hi-fi amplifiers don't usually work very well for this job as pro signal levels tend to overload them.

    Tell us exactly what model of KRKs you have and we can help you further.

    Did you get the R16 to work with Windows 8 or did you take the downgrade to Windows 7? Did your girlfriend leave you?
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