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I have a pair of HD 595s I use for watching TV at night and I am running them out a a Mackie mini mixer (jerry rigged setup) and they crank out plenty of bass on explosions, etc. that I had to turn the bass down on the mixer a bit. So my guess would be anything with enough to power them would do you fine.  
Scuttle pretty well nailed it. 24bit is used in recording to give you as much headroom as possible. With 16bit you really have to record right in the sweet spot to get maximum resolution, but with 24bit you can be a little more conservative with levels without having to worry about clipping. This is especially important with dynamic sources, like a soprano for instance, who will light up the clip light before you knew what happened. Audio processing within a DAW is also...
Hello, I am seeking information on dealers or other sources to sell a collection of records (~200). They are all in good-mint condition. A client of mine is a retired record producer and has asked me to help him sell some of his collection, and I have unfortunately never dealt with vinyl so do not even know where to start. I assume many probably have little to no value, but he believes there may be a few that are rare or valuable. I know many head-fiers are into vinyl...
Regardless of the equipment you buy definitely spend a little to get a power conditioner. You can get a Furman M-8x2 for $65 and it will do the job just fine. Lousy power and voltage spikes in a club can wreak up your gear in a hurry, so 65 bucks is a small price to pay to protect it.
Its not so much as it reduces the quality but that it potentially can change the sound, especially when making large corrections. There are two basic kinds of EQ: IIR (Infinite Impulse Response) which would be an analog EQ or minimum latency EQ. The other basic type is FIR (Finite Impulse Response) which is a phase linear EQ. Both types introduce distortion into the sound. IIR causes phase distortion which becomes more audible the more severe the setting. FIR delays all...
Monitors generally prefer a balanced input, either TRS or XLR. Some monitors will get some buzz from an unbalanced signal, but I have not tried the KRK 8's so I could not speak to your specific speaker. If you are looking for a compact monitor controller with digital inputs the TC Electronic BMC-2 is pretty nice, though it only has one pair of monitor outputs which makes it an issue if you are running multiple sets of speakers. A nice desktop audio interface that has...
Getting into audio production can be daunting, as there can be a lot more to it than it seems. I am not familiar with FL Studio, I use Pro Tools, but I am assuming you will be able to mix 'in the box' with it and won't need a dedicated mixer unless you want a more hands on feel. If you want to mix hands on you would need a mix interface that would work with your DAW. If your DAW works with asio4all you won't necessarily need a dedicated interface. An interface would give...
I think you will be happy with the Focusrite, I have been very pleased with mine. For its price it is an excellent piece of gear.  
I think Armaegis' review is fairly good. I agree that it can sound a little on what I guess you could term the 'cold' side. When using it with my K702s I notice a difference between the Focusrite and my Nuforce Icon HD, which I use for home listening. The Nuforce sounds clearer and more detailed with a lower noise floor. I have also used DAC/Amps by Grace and Benchmark and they also had a more detailed sound that was superior to the Focusrite interfaces. I have not tried...
I use a Saffire Pro 40 in one of my mobile recording rigs and the headphone amp doesn't have trouble driving any of my headphones, including my AKG K702s. Does it drive them as well or sound as good as a dedicated headphone amp meant for high quality listening? No it doesn't, but Focusrite is known for quality pre-amps and this device is meant for recording and the headphone amp is there for monitoring. The Focusrite gear is rock solid and should work well for field...
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