whats your budget? Digital inputs or just USB
Hey guys, me again! i bought the Xonar STX (order) it will be here in 3-4 days.
Now few questions...
Atm im using them with the stereo link technology, which basically makes one speaker master, so turning the volume on the master speaker, increase the volume to the other as well. in few days i will be getting the Xonar STX, and i want to know can i use the stereo link still or? because only one cable goes into the soundcard (no matter onboard/STX) to connect to the pc, in order to use stereolink, so one of the left/right outputs of the STX will be left un-used...dunno if this is ok or?
1. Do i lose sound quallity on that way? (using only 1 output)
2. What is the best way to connect the A3x with the STX?
Here you can read about Stereolink
1. STX > RCA (L) > A3X #1 (Unbalanced In)
2. STX > RCA (R) > A3X #1 (Stereo Link Input)
3. A3X #1 (Stereo Link Output) > A3X #2 (Unbalanced In)
1. A3X #1 has all three RCA sockets occupied with three separate cables
2. A3X #2 only has one RCA cable connected to the (Unbalanced In) socket
The Stereo Link feature is great. The supplied Stero Link cable is of good quality and should suffice for most installations. Pros include simplicity of configuration and ease of proper gain staging. Studio monitors such as the A3X are fitted with input sensitivity controls vs. volume pots i.e. a reduction in SNR is not as great of a concern with increasing attenuation. Cons include increased wire travel and reliance on unbalanced (RCA) cables. This tends to be an issue when faced with the prospect of usage within an RF dominant environment. For those reasons and because high quality balanced (XLR) products are easily sourced, I have chosen to use balanced cables all around.