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As you probably know, I am now focusing on the audio aspect of my rig. (Not in my sig atm due to rebuilding and changing parts).

So I am coming off onboard with a crap set of stero desktop speakers which cost £20.

And going onto:

Auzentech X-Fi Prelude

Logitech Z-5500 Speakers

Sennheiser HD555 Headphones

Seperate Labtec Monitor Mic


So as you can tell it is quite a big jump for me.

My question is:

Does the Z-5500 control unit have a headphone jack on it? If not, does the prelude have front panel connectors?


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yes the z-5500 control unit has a headphone jack on it.

EDIT: It also has another jack that I think can be used to plug an Ipod directly into it to play music. Never tried that though so I don't know how that works.
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yes, the control unit has a headphone jack and a mic jack...
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by unknownSCL View Post
yes, the control unit has a headphone jack and a mic jack...
Oh, is that what that other jack below the headphone jack is for? Why the hell does it show a music note by it? I would have picked like maybe a mic to put next to it if thats what its for.
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Yes!

My set up should be killer then!

I am also going to have digital coaxial running into the Prelude's input from my M-Audio Black Box for the purpose of recording guitar.

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Oh, is that what that other jack below the headphone jack is for? Why the hell does it show a music note by it? I would have picked like maybe a mic to put next to it if thats what its for.
TBH im not sure if thats a mic jack or not. never looked good at the icons, just a quick glance.
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post #7 of 12
I would not use that headphone jack on the speakers, unless your want to suffer the consequence of diluted sound. It is better if you have the headphones running straight from the source as much as possible, connecting it to multiple devices such as the jack on the z-5500 is just going to make it more of a hassle for the sound to come out as it should.
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I have tried to create a little plan of what the set up will be like:


--Input circuit (S/PDIF input)
Auzentech X-Fi Prelude > [Digital Coaxial] > M-Audio Black Box > XLR Instrument Mic OR Direct Guitar input

--Ouput circuit (S/PDIF output)
Auzentech X-Fi Prelude > [Optical Cable] > Z-5500 > Sennheiser HD555's


My seperate labtec mic that I will use for speaking will go direct into sound card.
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you have almost 5000 posts but you havent uploaded your system?
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you have almost 5000 posts but you havent uploaded your system?
Read my first post lol

I am kind of changing it drasticly.... So removed it so I can type it in fresh next week.
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