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  1. #1
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    Question How to use VCI-400 w/ desktop speakers?

    Hi DJTT friends,

    I'm still in the process of acquiring a used set of KRK's for my VCI-400 for home-use...

    But in the meantime, I'm trying to connect my VCI-400 to my regular desktop speakers (or iHome, or anything with an 1/8" audio-in outlet for that matter) but I can't get any sound out of it! What usually happens is I have to turn the Master Volume ALLLL the way up, and then whatever speakers I'm using ALLLLL the way up, but then the sound that comes out is just a puny little bit.

    Here is the typical connection setup:

    VCI-400 EGE => 1/4" male plugs (which converts to...) => RCA red/white => 1/8" male => desktop speaker


    I'll try to lay it out in words which might help:

    On one end of the RCA cable I use 1/4" adapters which helps connect the RCA cable into the 1/4" inlets on the VCI. On the other end the RCA can either (I have two different cables) run directly out red/white RCA, which I can plug into a home system... or it changes into a 1/8" which I can plug into the usual AUX jack.


    Am I missing something? Maybe something in the settings? And yes, I have set the Monitor section so my headphones do work when I jack those in.


    Thanks in advance!

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    you have two options. The VCI-400 has master outputs through XLR or TSR (1/4") - and your KRK should have the same.

    it's a standard hookup.

    i am assuming the rokit series - http://www.digitaldjtips.com/wp-cont...view-rear1.jpg

    i would recommend using XLR/TSR versus converting to RCA for sound quality outputted. But if you really want to, you can grab a stereo 1/4 to rca adapter cable.

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    Hi bhagatriks,

    I think you misunderstood my question. I am sure that my future KRK's will have no problem making sound.

    The problem I have right now is hooking up the 400 to reguarl desktop speakers, meaning, something with ONLY an 1/8" auxillary input.

    Any ideas?

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    I noticed that my 1/4" converters are TS and not TSR.

    I will pick up a set of TSR's, try them out, and post my reply here.

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    oh, i do this all the time. 1/4" to 1/8" or use 1/4" to RCA with an RCA to 1/8" adapter.

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    OK yea I tried w/ TSR's instead of TS adaptors and the sound is much louder!

    Problem solved!

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