KRK Rockit 5/6 worthwhile upgrade from ms40's? Also what soundcard?
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    Default KRK Rockit 5/6 worthwhile upgrade from ms40's? Also what soundcard?

    so i am trying to decide if its going to be worth it upgrading to the krks... also what soundcard do most people use with them? I planned on buying an audio 6 or audio 10 for vinyl and do they have TRS output? sorry but im a little clueless about pro setups like this.

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    Speakers should usually be connected to your mixer, not your sound card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makar1 View Post
    Speakers should usually be connected to your mixer, not your sound card.
    i was thinking of that, as I have a DB2. but what if i just wanted to use a couple k2's? they only have RCA. also what about for audio production with maschine, iTunes, general use, etc. do i need two sets of speakers I kind wanted an all in one thing without have switch a ton of cables around? does this mean the mixer needs to be on 24/7?

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    You can connect multiple devices to most monitors, so the mixer could go to the XLR speaker input and your computer/sound card could go to the RCA or TRS input.
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    I love my KRK 5s.

    Hi frequencies are very crisp and it is very loud, I got 2 noise complaints for it and it was it even full volume.

    Highly recommend it.

    Also it doesn't matter which soundcard you use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Mob Cat View Post
    i was thinking of that, as I have a DB2. but what if i just wanted to use a couple k2's? they only have RCA. also what about for audio production with maschine, iTunes, general use, etc. do i need two sets of speakers I kind wanted an all in one thing without have switch a ton of cables around? does this mean the mixer needs to be on 24/7?
    You can hook up the speakers to your sound card if you want to. I do a lot of multitrack recording, so I have my gear set up like this: -

    Output of mixer -----> Line in on sound card
    Line/speaker out on sound card -----> Powered speakers/amp

    There are 2 downsides with that setup though: -

    1. If your computer is off, you get no sound from any of your gear.

    2. You need a sound card that can do direct monitoring (ideally), otherwise it will introduce latency.

    I used to have an Audio 6 and it worked fine - there was no noticeable latency when mixing or scratching. I would imagine the Audio 10 would work fine too, but I've never used one.

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    Pretty much every mixer has multiple outputs so there's no need to chain the main output through a sound card. Main out directly to the speakers, and Rec/Booth out to your sound card for recording.
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    DB2 has a built in soundcard so just hook up the KRKs to that.

    Just mix your vinyl as normal through the DB2... rip it if you want them as digital files...

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