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Bought Studio monitors, how to hook them up?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

I bought individually powered studio monitors for mostly listening to stuff. I do not feel like spending another hundred dollars for a usb interface.

 

The two types of inputs accepted by the monitors are xlr and trs. I would like to plug in and switch between my macbook and my cd player if possible.

 

How can this be done?

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Originally Posted by boxthorn View Post
 

I bought individually powered studio monitors for mostly listening to stuff. I do not feel like spending another hundred dollars for a USB interface.

The two types of inputs accepted by the monitors are XLR and TRS. I would like to plug in and switch between my Macbook and my CD player if possible.

How can this be done?

I guess you will be using the TRS inputs, not the XLRs

What is the make and model of the Studio monitors?

What is the make and model of the CD player?

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

The CD player has standard RCA outputs. The model of the studio monitors are M-audio BX5 D2.

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Originally Posted by boxthorn View Post
 

The CD player has standard RCA outputs. The model of the studio monitors are M-audio BX5 D2.

Use this RCA to TS cables should connect the CD player to the BX5s.

http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-Cable-CPR202-Dual-Inch/dp/B000068O17/ref=pd_bxgy_MI_img_z

 

And this adapter to use with the first cable for connecting the BX5s to the Macbook.

http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-Premium-Stereo-Compatible-Xbox-360/dp/B003LVFOK6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1386657803&sr=8-5&keywords=3.5mm+to+female+RCA+cable

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Great, thanks for the solution!!!

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