Originally Posted by Tacoboy
For fixing the noise issue with the STX.
Did you disable the motherboard's on-board audio, in the BIOS, when you installed the STX card?
Move the STX card to a different PCI-E slot?
And try the Unified Xonar Drivers?
As your using the more common un-balanced output from the source device (Essence STX), you want to use 1/4" mono ST plugs.
Unless you switched over to a source with a balanced output, you would not want to use 1/4" stereo TRS plugs.
It does seem the Mackie Onyx USB interface does come with a balanced 1/4" output jacks.
So a 1/4" stereo TRS plug to 1/4" stereo TRS plug cable would work, with connecting the Onyx to the studio monitors.
Yes, Yes, Yes. for the stx, i am aware of the cause, i just cannot fix it. its EMI from my graphics card. i have a bit of coil whine on my titan x, the louder that gets, the louder the noise is if i am using a mic from the card.
For switching over to the mackie (which i think i would prefer, i dont use speakers much, and the difference in sound for me using my 598 and 598 cs headphones is quite small between the two, so having the volume knob just for the speakers would be nice) what would the difference be between using TS or TRS cables for the output? it just seems odd to have a stereo connection going into a single monitor, as if i am correct, something with a single driver cannot provide positional audio? or is that just not how it works?
Currently using this for sound from my stx: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CT1XJUU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Would be buying 2x this for the mackie if i am wrong about the stereo input: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CIN4R1O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3A986VE721P1T
EDIT: and just to give an example of just how bad the emi coming from my computer can be, i had to put my rode procaster and the mackie on the far side of my desk away from the pc, as the mic would buzz when near the computer (about half a meter away). Had to get an external xonar u3 just to use my modmic before i dropped £500 for this mic setup.Edited by Xotic - 2/17/17 at 10:24am