Alright, I have 2x KRK Rokit 8 G2's, and a Asus Xonar STX sound card.
The card has TRS for headphones. But for speakers, it has RCA. So I bought RCA (From sound card) to XLR cables (Plugs into monitors).
On the KRK's, I get feedback when the gain is at 0dB or above. So if I go less than 0dB, the music isn't as loud as I like by using windows volume. I REALLY wished I could set the KRK's to 6+dB, and have no feedback.
Anyways, is the problem my cables or am I just not suppose to have gain that high? I have gain on -4dB, but like I said, it sucks. I have amazing monitors, but can't put the gain higher due to feedback.
If I unplug the cable from the sound card, then there is NO feedback. So what can I do?
Should I do RCA to RCA instead?
Also my cables are Hosa 10" RCA to XLR. My friend said any average cables will sound good. So I trusted him, but now is that my problems? I am thinking of biting the bullet for Mogami cables, but don't know if that'll solve the problems.
Also is the sound card good for me, or should I have gotten an external DAC? But I figured DAC's were for headphones or something...
Thanks for any help! -Justin