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Connecting mac mini to Kali monitors?

OzarkCDN

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I have a pair of Kali LP6v2 monitors to play sound from my keyboard / vst program on my mac mini and wondering what the best way to hook them up might be? The simpliest way seems out the mini phono 1/8" jack on the back of the mac mini to the speakers, but the speakers have xlr (+4 dBu sensitivity), 1/4" TRS (+4dBu sensitivity), and rca (-10 DBV (sic) sensitivity) inputs.

Should using a more sensitive TRS / XLR input (although out of the mac mini 1/8" audio out, I think it's an unbalanced output, so XLR doesn't really benefit here) have less noise?
 

IPunchCholla

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The line output is unbalanced so you are going to lose 6dB and that will likely increase noise as equivalent volume raises the noise floor. But I would try it and see what you think of the results.

The best solution would be a good balanced DAC or audio interface. Maybe look at the Topping D10balanced for a DAC or the Scarlett 2i2or 4i4 for an interface.
 
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OzarkCDN

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Thanks. I do have an old Behringer 204hd I could use probably too. Never used it with the Mac because Mac latency performance is much faster vs windows for midi use but I was trying to see if the interface would solve it to use on a pc
 

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The rca inputs. You just need stereo mini klinge to 2*rca cabel.
 
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