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How to avoid computer noise in studio monitors?

I have a M-Audio M-Track MKII (USB) and I bought a pair of Behringer studio monitors recently and using 1/4 TRS cables between them. I hear permanent noise of the cpu on the monitors, even it changes ...
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Connecting both my mixers and my audio interface to my studio monitors

My studio monitors: alesis elevate 5 mkii. As you can see by their specs, they have 2x rca and 2x 1/4 line inputs. But both pairs are parte of same input module, so i guess it would be harmful (...
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Noise in KRK's when using Audio interface

I bought an audio interface and connected it to my laptop. I use a display via HDMI. But when I connect my laptop with the audio interface to the display a weird cracking noise is coming out of the ...
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Mixing question about headphones

I mix using headphones, Samson SR850s, cheap but sounds good. Now, do I ever need studio monitors if I can mix on Headphones and play on normal speakers, hand free and mobile phone for reference?
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Stereo vs mono studio monitors?

Stereo vs mono studio monitors? I am looking for a pair of powered studio monitors. I am looking at the JBL Two way powered monitors What does two way mean? Is it very important to have stereo ...
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Security for studio monitors

I hope this is not off topic, but I'm not sure which stack exchange community would be the best place to ask this type of question. I teach music production at a high school and we just bought some ...
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Studio Monitors/ Mac Mini (MINIJACK)

I own a mac mini, which only has minijack for sound output from the computer to whatever sources you have. So, I bought 2 studio monitors and I am using RCA to MINIJACK cables from each monitor. How ...
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Do I need an audio interface for my studio monitors?

I recently bought a pair of KRK Rokit 5 G3 speakers. Its a pretty big upgrade from my previous speakers. Currently, I have them connected using a RCA to 3.5mm cable. When I have it connected to my ...
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Can a computer replicate the work that monitoring speakers are doing?

I'm looking to get speakers for my electronic piano, and I think I have mainly two alternatives: Buy monitoring speakers, which as I understand gives an accurate reproduction of the input sound Buy a ...
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Placement of monitor speakers: Is it normal to hear a lot more bass when stepping back?

I recently purchased my first pair of studio monitors, KRK Rokit 6's. The instruction manual states... ...and accordingly I've placed the monitors 5' apart and 5' from me, with the acoustic axis ...
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Monitors and Audio Interface

I'm getting 2 KRK monitors and I know that the quality of the sound it's a lot better if you are using a audio interface, but my question is, would matter the computer that I have? I mean, would my ...
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Are flat-eq monitors actually necessary?

I'd like to preface this question by recognizing that no system has a perfectly flat frequency response curve. I'm aware that this question and this one address a similar concern, but they don't ...
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Do studio monitors need an audio interface?

I bought 2 pioneer studio monitors (sdj-80X) but I don't know if i need an audio interface to get the best sound. I was told that I could connect it with just a connector from jack to mini jack. Is ...
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If studio monitors have flat response, what makes some better than others?

I am looking into replacing some consumer stereo speakers with proper studio monitors for my home studio. I understand that studio monitors have a neutral, flat response whereas consumer speakers ...
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How do I conduct a audition/blindfold test of audio monitors ?

I've been looking for a good description of how to audition monitors for my new studio. I haven't found anything that describes a systematic process I can follow and also evaluation criteria at each ...
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Equator D5 Studio Monitors. Thoughts?

link text Does anyone have experience with these monitors? The coaxial design looks very appealing for creating phase coherent stereo imaging. I know they've been given rave reviews over at gearslutz,...