Focusrite Scarlett Solo
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Focusrite Scarlett Solo

Scarlett Solo, USB audio interface from Focusrite in the Scarlett series.

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Crackling Scarlett Solo + krk rokit 5

 
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nicnaniby

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1 Posted on 07/07/2016 at 01:37:11
Hi, i have emu 0404 usb with my krk rokit 5 and works fine, but when i connect new scarlett solo by cinch my monitors start crackling and i dont have idea what can i do.
Drivers from Focusrite page, system windows 7 64, CPU intel quad core.
Sorry for my english.

Simon Focusrite

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2 Posted on 07/08/2016 at 08:19:20
Good afternoon,

Do you experience the same crackling through headphones if you connect them to the Scarlett Solo?
If not, then the issue may relate to the outputs on the Scarlett Solo being unbalanced. I note that the outputs of the 0404 USB are balanced, and so if you're using balanced cables between the interface and the speakers, this will resolve any noise in your signal caused by external devices etc.
Because the outputs of the Solo are unbalanced by design, if there are some electronic issues in the vicinity of the Solo, this could cause crackling and buzz through your speakers (which would not be heard through the headphones).
If this is the case, then you may wish to consider swapping the Solo for a 2i2, which has balanced outputs.

Please let me know how you get on.
Simon // Focusrite Technical Support
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