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Using balanced audio to feed stereo monitor input with in ear monitoring?

Have you considered just striping the balancing then? It should be simple enough to do by removing one end of the cable and wiring on a mono 1/4" jack. That would give the same feed to both (since ...
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Monitors with a narrow directional coverage angle, do they exist?

A portable line array kit with a mounting kit may be your only answer. Something like the a pair of HK AUDIO E435 with the install kit. I personally have a set in this configuration, and I've used ...
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How can i prevent/reduce bass trapping?

Some monitors allow you to adjust the bass response for the purpose of corner placement and the like. But since you ask, I suppose yours don't have that feature. See this forum for flush/soffit ...
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Audio interface or Mixer with built-in audio interface?

The biggest problem with combining your mixer and interface is that most of the cheaper options have sub-par pre-amps, which would definitely affect your quality. I would personally recommend ...
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Monitor speakers and distance from the walls

"Most people have noticed that when a speaker of any size is placed against a wall, it’ll deliver stronger bass response. This can be a strong temptation to use this acoustic phenomenon (a function of ...
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Correct sequence/way to turn on and off audio equipment?

The correct way to power up a studio is to power on the interface first, then the computer. Monitors should be powered up last. Interface should have power so that the correct protocols can be ...
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How do I build a studio in an old ‘01 Chevy single cab?

TL;DR: You're better off learning how to plan your time and working on your networking skills. I'm from the UK so I had to go and look up what a Chevy Silverado Single Cab actually was. Having seen ...
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Loud Whining Sound with Start/Stop of Audio

Old question, I know. Use an USB isolator like this: Less than 10 dollars on aliexpress. What it does: Isolate ground (lift ground) on the USB connection with isolated DC/DC converter to eliminate ...
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Connecting a synthesizer (Prophet Rev 2) directly to speakers/monitors

Prophet outputs are unbalanced. Then a pair of jack TS - RCA could be what you are looking for. I assume you have the Eris active speakers you have described.
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Loud Whining Sound with Start/Stop of Audio

have you checked your energy settings? in osx with my macbook this also happens because it wants to conserve energy. shutting down the audio is a way to save energy, on unbalanced audio lines you'll ...
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Swissonic Sub10 standby mode issue

You need to avoid running your front L/R through the sub. Send to them separately. It's a design fault in the unit. If it's new you could send it back. From the reviews at Thomann My only gripe is ...
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How to know if studio monitors are loud enough?

Your first priority here should be your own hearing. Check the actual sound levels in the room. Listening to anything over 75dB for prolonged periods (as we doo with music and sound design) WILL cause ...
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Driving two Active Monitors Off One Subwoofer Output

I think your terminology is a little confused. The sub can almost be anywhere - it solely handles very low frequencies. This question isn't about connecting subwoofers. What the HS8 has is an active ...
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Audio problem when connecting Sony stereo speakers to monitor output of Focusrite 18i8

The monitor outputs are balanced mono. The connector looks like a headphone jack but has different signals. Tip is normal signal. Ring is inverted signal. Shield is ground. On most interfaces it ...
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Audio problem when connecting Sony stereo speakers to monitor output of Focusrite 18i8

Output from the interface is either using line outs on the back or the headphone socket on the front. I suggest you use the line outputs on the back. Make up a cable to suit. TRS Female should ...
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Closed or open-back headphones for live monitoring?

Generally, open-back headphones are better for mixing purposes. There are multiple reasons for this, you accumulate too much of the sub-region in closed-back and you don't hear the sound as clear, you ...
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Monitor speakers and distance from the walls

One of the best resources that deals with this subject is to be found on the site of Genelec, speaker manufacturer. https://www.genelec.com/sites/default/files/media/Studio%20monitors/Catalogues/...
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Monitor speakers and distance from the walls

That's caused by reflections off the walls interfering with the direct sound from the speaker. At some frequencies, the reflection will cancel out the direct sound, at other frequencies they will add ...
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Laptop -> Audio Interface -> Studio Monitors

Just to clarify, I believe you are saying that you have a laptop, and a USB audio interface that goes from USB to a pair of 1/4" balanced outputs (TRS). You are now about to buy some monitors and want ...
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Does speaker calibration software reduce the life-span of the speakers?

You don't see it on consumer units because consumers don't need it enough to pay for it, nor could most of them tell the difference anyway judging by what most people's TV's & HiFi's sound like ;) ...
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How do I eliminate occasional loud pops from my studio monitors?

The comments to my question helped me troubleshoot until I found the culprit. I forget to mention in the OP that I also used a 6-foot 3.5 mm extension cable, since the monitors’ RCA cable didn’t reach ...
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What's the difference between monitors for music and sound post?

Sound post as other audio production generally favors "uncolored", flat in frequency response and true sound. The idea is that the speaker system would be very truthful to the source audio and not ...
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Why does my studio monitor sound weak and compressed?

As Todd Wilcox said, this is a phasing issue; you're only hearing the stereo difference. Unbalanced stereo, as used by consumer-device headphone- or line-outputs, is virtually never used in the ...
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Why does my studio monitor sound weak and compressed?

The 1/4" input on the Yamaha is a mono balanced input. The 1/8" jack on your computer should be stereo, and since the Yamaha 1/4" input is balanced then it is reversing the polarity of the right ...
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Speakers hissing, even when no audio cable plugged in

Depending on how loud it is, this could just be normal. My Genelec speakers do the same, but it is only very low, so you need to be fairly close to really hear it. It is because they are active. Is ...
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