connections suggestions
post-7576180
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 5

kitkat12012

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 18, 2010
Messages
141
Reaction score
11
Joined
Oct 18, 2010
Posts
141
Likes
11
I was wondering if you guys can give me some suggestions regarding how to connect my system together.
 
I'm planning on buying a pair or Rokit 6s, a Logitech Squeezebox Touch, and a TC Level Pilot volume control.
 
Now I know I can connect the Rokit 6s to the volume control via xlr.  But I was wondering what would be the best way to connect the Squeezebox to the volume control with minimal quality loss.
 
If I remember correctly, the Squeezebox has RCA outputs.  Would RCA to xlr be the only way?  If so, any suggestions for a cheap converter?
 
Thanks
 
     Share This Post       
post-7588045
Post #2 of 5

scootermafia

MOT: Double Helix Cables
Joined
Nov 24, 2008
Messages
3,014
Reaction score
191
Joined
Nov 24, 2008
Posts
3,014
Likes
191
I believe Neutrik makes one piece XLR to RCA adapters, you can get them shipped free from Dale Pro Audio, great business.  You just snap those onto your volume unit's input then use whatever RCA cable you'd like to go to the Squeezebox.  However, you're missing a speaker amplifier in there somewhere.  The volume control is a passive one, so are the monitors, and the Squeezebox is simply a source/DAC.  Something has to be powering those speakers.  I suggest speakers --> integrated amplifier --> Squeezebox.
 
     Share This Post       
post-7588931
Post #3 of 5

kitkat12012

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 18, 2010
Messages
141
Reaction score
11
Joined
Oct 18, 2010
Posts
141
Likes
11


Quote:
I believe Neutrik makes one piece XLR to RCA adapters, you can get them shipped free from Dale Pro Audio, great business.  You just snap those onto your volume unit's input then use whatever RCA cable you'd like to go to the Squeezebox.  However, you're missing a speaker amplifier in there somewhere.  The volume control is a passive one, so are the monitors, and the Squeezebox is simply a source/DAC.  Something has to be powering those speakers.  I suggest speakers --> integrated amplifier --> Squeezebox.


looks good.  I'll try this, thanks
 
 
I'm looking at the active Rokit 6s by the way
 
     Share This Post       
post-7591209
Post #4 of 5

scootermafia

MOT: Double Helix Cables
Joined
Nov 24, 2008
Messages
3,014
Reaction score
191
Joined
Nov 24, 2008
Posts
3,014
Likes
191
OK then, it should work out with the setup you suggested, just go get those adapters...
 
     Share This Post       
post-7598483
Post #5 of 5

Lavcat

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
255
Reaction score
11
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Posts
255
Likes
11


Quote:
If I remember correctly, the Squeezebox has RCA outputs.  Would RCA to xlr be the only way?  If so, any suggestions for a cheap converter?
 
Thanks


As it happens I need a pair of RCA to XLR cables.  I am about to order from Cablestogo:
 
http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat%5Fid=2029&sku=40045
 
Their RCA to XLR cables come in various lengths from 1.5 foot to 50 foot.  The 1.5 foot is $15.99 (for one cable, not a pair).  At the moment I am using cables and adapters that I had on hand but my present connection is not that great.
 
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top