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why don't you just make life easy on yourself and buy some KRK Rokit. don't try and build a HiFi system it will turn out janky. you don't need a 5.1 receiver and you don't want Yamaha monitors they are very neutral.

Thank god... I was getting very very confused over all this receiver business and speakers, but those sound ideal! Do i need to buy anything specific to connect them to my PC or is it just a standard audio jack on the back of the motherboard?

Also do you recommend a specific model? I see there are about three different models (RP5, 6, 8) which ones do you recomend? I saw a person on a review talking about a small buzzing noise on the RP5 G2.
Just realised thats the size.... another quick question will i be able to plug in a sub if needed are do you think these will have enough bass on their own?
Edited by Krispies - 12/11/12 at 2:09pm
post #12 of 32
people who mix and master bass heavy music like electronic use KRK Rokit speakers so yeah it's the right speaker for you. the KRK Rokit 5 have enough bass for most people but the KRK Rokit 6 is where I would start. you can always return them and move up to the KRK Rokit 8 or 10.

KRK has 3 subwoofers the 10s, 12s and 12sHO (High Output). instead of connecting your PC or source to the active monitors you would connect it to the subwoofer instead and on the back of the subwoofer there are output connections for each active monitor. you don't need to worry about getting a sub yet.

I recommend getting a sound card or DAC. you don't need to spend a lot of money. I like the Audioengine D1 because it's a DAC, Headphone Amp and Pre-Amp all in one small box that doesn't even need a wall wart.
    
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Do you really recomend the rokit 6 over the 5s? It's going to be soo expensive frown.gif I dont think i have that much to spend. i'd be able to afford the rokit 5s and the DAC, but not with the rokit 6s.
Thanks for the showing and suggesting the KRK Rokits!
post #14 of 32
if you don't have a problem returning them. try them. I would go with the KRK Rokit 6. you might be able to afford them if you drop down to a sound card like a Xonar DX.

d3737929_asus_xonar_dx_03.jpeg

use one of these on the Front jack to separate L/R stereo and connect to each monitor.



but get one long enough like 6-9 ft.

regardless make sure you get the KRK Rokit with a pair of mopads or stands.

http://www.amazon.com/KRK-Sutdio-Monitor-Auralex-Isolation/dp/B008O7XZ76/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1355320084&sr=8-3&keywords=krk+rokit+mopad
http://www.amazon.com/KRK-Powered-Studio-Monitor-Bundle/dp/B001DIRSBM/ref=sr_1_8?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1355320101&sr=1-8&keywords=krk+rokit+stand
    
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THis is my checkout now, what do you think?
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looks good. make sure you get the 3.5mm to RCA cable. it connects to the both monitors from the Front Jack so get a good length.
    
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actually you might be able to use something like this on the Front Jack

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-40645-Stereo-Adapter/dp/B000J1H4VI/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1355323461&sr=1-7&keywords=3.5mm+to+rca

and use a standard pair of RCA interconnects.

the adapter might block the ports on your sound card but whatever.
    
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Okay, added two of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000Q6LSVS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=AOM7YUJHF35YE
Anything else i need? Also what do i do with those mopads? Just stick the speakers on them? What do they even do?
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yeah get the adapter instead and a pair of RCA interconnects. a lot of these 3.5mm to RCA cables put the choke right at the top so they might say it's 6 feet but it might be only really 1 or 2 ft.
    
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you put the KRK Rokit 6 on top of each set of mopads like this



you can flip the mopad around to angle the speakers up or down. you want to setup a equilateral triangle with your head being the third point.
    
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