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Old September 7th, 2004, 06:22 PM   #1
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Near-field monitors - connection help?

Hi there -- I'm a bit (a lot) clueless about near-field monitors and am looking for some help.

I was recently given some JBL LSR25P monitors - but am not sure as to how best utilize them. Do most people connect the monitors directly to their Mac (mine a G5 1.8)...or to a deck/monitor and just use computer speakers for their Mac? Looks like these monitors have XLR and RCA connectors, if that helps.

Thanks very much for your input!
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Old September 7th, 2004, 06:34 PM   #2
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I think those are self powered monitors so you should be ok hooking them up to the line out on the mac. I myself hook everything into a small mixer than run monitors off it basically a central control for everything audio. Im not having to plug or unplug any equipment to hear it in the monitors.
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Old September 7th, 2004, 07:51 PM   #3
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You're both correct, people do it both ways depending on what they have available. Using a mixer as the central hub is the preferred method if you have several devices.
Some people prefer to monitor directly from their deck or their NLE, especially if you have a high-quality deck or a good audio interface with your computer.
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Old September 8th, 2004, 08:04 PM   #4
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Thanks Matt and Jay for your responses -- I hooked them up to my NLE for now, and seems to be working fine --- but I think I will also pursue the the mixer suggestion too. Thanks again
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Small mixers, such as those from Samson, M-Audio, Tapco, Mackie, have a small footprint and allow for XLR input, line inputs, and auxiluary send/returns. They also allow for induction of noise, if you don't use good cables, and keep them clear of power sources.
I'd struggle with not having one, myself.
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