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Connecting to powered monitors????
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I need some help.  I have a pair of KRK powered studio monitors which are now going to used in my lounge as a hi-fi.  So ive a cd deck and turntable to put through them.  I may well want to add other seperate to the system in the future.  Anyhow I cant figure out how to connect multiple devices to the montiors, like an amp but without the amp bit, any ideas?  I dont really want to use a DJ/studio mixed, I want something that looks like an amp which I could use in a hi fi set up......

 

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matt

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RE: Connecting to powered monitors????

Hi Matt

You will need a pre amp or similar to enable you to connect multiple analogue sources, or alternatively, a Dac/pre to hook up multiple digital sources. These options also serve as the volume control for your monitors.
Some of the Dac/pre options will also have an analogue input, but you would need an external phono stage for your turntable. 

I use a Matrix Quattro Dac/pre straight into my active monitors. It sounds great, and is nice and compact. 

Cheers

Matt

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RE: Connecting to powered monitors????

Is there a good DAC on the market with a phono stage built in? I'd love to connect vinyl to my Dynaudio BM5A MK2, and can't currently do this with my rDAC.

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RE: Connecting to powered monitors????

Willferox wrote:

Is there a good DAC on the market with a phono stage built in? I'd love to connect vinyl to my Dynaudio BM5A MK2, and can't currently do this with my rDAC.

I'm not sure if there is any on the market

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RE: Connecting to powered monitors????

Willferox wrote:

Is there a good DAC on the market with a phono stage built in? I'd love to connect vinyl to my Dynaudio BM5A MK2, and can't currently do this with my rDAC.

If you're using a computer for your audio, then an audio interface would do the trick. Have a look around for a used UA-25EX or maybe a Focusrite Sapphire Pro. There are others, such as M-Audio, but I've not used them.

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RE: Connecting to powered monitors????

Furutech GT-40 is a bit limited in number of inputs but it does have both a DAC and a MM/MC phone stage.

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RE: Connecting to powered monitors????

Try the Cambride audio Dac Magic plus :

 http://www.whathifi.com/review/cambridge-audio-dacmagic-plus/specs

There is atleast 3 input where you can plug conventional inputs sources such Cd player etc..plus its seems easy for you to select input sources during listening. similar like a pre amp will

 

Hope this help Smile

 

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