I am passing L/R signals from my Saffire 14 to my KRK Subwoofer via standard audio cables, and then passing those signals to my Adam A7X
monitors via XLR. Trouble is, I need to crank the Subwoofer volume as well as the Saffire gain to max in order to hear the subwoofer's bass, while the Monitors are extremely loud. Can anything be done about this? I've had this same set-up working just fine with my previous interface, so I know it's not an issue with wires or equipment.
[ Post last edited on 07/31/2015 at 22:11:50 ]
Here you go
Unfortunately I can't connect the Adams directly to the Pro14 because the Adams are XLR
As I said, if I turn the Sub and Pro14 cutoff and volumes to max, then I can hear the sub at maybe around 70 dB, but it should be shaking the room.
I noticed just now that the sub became significantly louder when raising the cutoff - but by converse, it's significantly quieter when the cutoff is low. I like to keep the cutoff low to avoid interfering with the Adam's range. I remember on my last interface that the sub was just much, much louder, even at a low cutoff.
I just realized that I can lower the volume of the Adams so that they are at a better balance with the sub, but I'm still unhappy with the sub's output.
What do you guys suggest?
[ Post last edited on 08/07/2015 at 23:30:44 ]
Why do i get the feeling somethings wrong with your cables. The jacks... Are they balanced or not? If not how are the cables constructed?
Going from unbalanced to balanced gives you a signal loss of arround 6db ( i believe) because you mis the negative signal line.
Just like Simon said
Could be something like that be happening here? I just wonder because you should be able to drive the subdirectly.
Is the output signal high enough to drive the subs input? What do the specs say?
You can directly connect if The output on the interface is jack balanced. You can use a stereo jack ( tip/ring/sleeve) on one side and xlr on the other.
Tip = + ( xlr pin2)
Ring=- ( xlr pin1)
Sleeve = ( xlr Sleeve / pin3)
It's not about what you got to use .... but how you use what you got...
[ Post last edited on 08/14/2015 at 10:17:31 ]