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I have just received a pair of KRK RP5's and I am loving the sound so far, but... I am having trouble with volume.
My setup:

Creative ZXR soundcard (Phono RCA Out) > KRK RP5 (Phono RCA In)
Creative ZXR soundcard (Sub-Out) > BK XLS200 (Low-Level In)

They are currentley set at -30db on the volume knob and even with windows volume set to 50% they are very loud (subwoofer aswell).
I have done some research on this and it seems I need a passive attenuator.
Will this resolve my problem? any recommendations will be appreciated, budget £100

Thanks in advance
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I have just received a pair of KRK RP5's and I am loving the sound so far, but... I am having trouble with volume.
My setup:

Creative ZXR soundcard (Phono RCA Out) > KRK RP5 (Phono RCA In)
Creative ZXR soundcard (Sub-Out) > BK XLS200 (Low-Level In)

They are currentley set at -30db on the volume knob and even with windows volume set to 50% they are very loud (subwoofer aswell).
I have done some research on this and it seems I need a passive attenuator.
Will this resolve my problem? any recommendations will be appreciated, budget £100

Thanks in advance

Do you have the amplification on on the ZXR?

If it is on, you can turn it off which might help.
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No eq is set to flat and I am using rca out
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Amplification on the Creative card shouldn't effect the active speakers that are the KRK RP5s.

At least if we're talking about the actual amplifier (for headphones). There's another "amplifier" in the circuitry necessary to produce sound..but..It shouldn't be so powerful as to make the speakers extremely loud.

Can you lower the volume further or is that out of the question (lowest volume possible on speakers) cuz if not -30 is fine. Go lower if possible. I'm on passive speakers with my amplifier at -20 to -26 usually higher if I'm rocking out (higher being -8 or 0..but usually 0 is too loud).
Edited by Simca - 7/30/13 at 8:52pm
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