Lloyd Stewart Posted April 4, 2012 Report Share Posted April 4, 2012 We are upgrading our audio from a home receiver/speakers to much needed powered speakers (we've chosen 2 QSC K10's and the QSC Ksub sub-woofer). Before moving to full multichannel 5.1 surround, we'd like to put together a simple 2.1 speaker arrangement using our powered speakers, but we know little about professional audio. On P. 17 of the Watchout manual it reads, "If you need to run the computer’s line level audio signal a long distance, you should use an audio line level transformer. This converts the unbalanced signal coming from the computer to a balanced signal, thereby reducing the risk of hum and noise when connected to a professional audio amplifier." Well, we do need to run the computer's line level audio a long distance to our new powered speakers. So, is this correct?: We would go from the display computer's 3.5 mm mini-jack audio output, using a "3.5 mm mini-jack to RCA" cable, that would plug into the line level transformer, that would convert that audio signal to an audio signal that would use XLR cables that could run the long distance to the powered speakers. Is that correct? If that is correct, would this be a good choice for a "line level transformer", that also controls volume? http://www.smproaudio.com/index.php/en/products/monitor-controllers/mpatch21 That Mpatch 2.1 is a rather pricey $229.00, so would some mixer be a better choice? Suggestions on what model mixer most appreciated! I'm not sure if I'm on the right track or not, so any input pointing me in the right direction or pointing me toward a better product or configuration would be most appreciated. Thanks! Lloyd Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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