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Hey guys, I have a pair of M-Audio BX8a monitors that I want to get a unbalanced/balanced converter for because I am getting humming/interference but I am not sure which brands/models to get. Right now I am using a Y Cable 1/8 Inch TRS to Dual 1/4 Inch TS Cable to connect to my soundcard.
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Have you tried ground lift?
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Well the problem is that I only hear the humming when I turn up my volume to 70%+, besides that there is not interference.
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So your basicly looking for a DI Box you can get them from any music store/guitar store and online and there are hundreds of brands to choose from.
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I was looking around and have narrowed it down to this product,
http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/DI100.aspx

I can also get the M-Audio Audio Buddy for dirt cheap since my brother works there so which should I get?
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I was looking around and have narrowed it down to this product,
http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/DI100.aspx
I can also get the M-Audio Audio Buddy for dirt cheap since my brother works there so which should I get?

Get witch ever is cheaper i highly doubt you will need that preamp in the M Audio and all DI's are made with the same basic components. The only differences in most is more advanced features all you need is the base DI so my guess is the behringer is cheaper i have several behringer products so it should work just fine for you. However that DI takes ether a battery or Phantom Power and i doubt you will be able to supply that with your setup. You should look for a passive DI (now power required) I have about six of these from carvin there 29 bucks a piece and get the job done.

Edit: Forgot to mention that carvin sells there's in sets of 3 for 59 bucks so you would have an extra one that way.
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So if I understand correctly, I need 1 unit per monitor?
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post #8 of 8
Correct they are mono most of the ones that are 2ch and up take some form of power be it phantom or battery. But they do what you want high impedence unballenced to low impediece ballence the added groundlift can help if you still have problems. I would however check all your cables to make sure your hum is not comeing from them and try adding a ground lift to the power cords of each monitor.

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