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  • Tue, Feb 27 2018 7:49 AM

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    Volume Control for Audio Monitors

    Hello,

    I have a pair of KRK Rokit 5 audio monitors that I use with Media Composer.

    The volume can only be adjusted on the back of the speakers and I was wondering if there is a volume controller I can purchase to control the level of the speakers (not my project volume) without having to reach behind the speakers.

    Kind Regards

     

  • Tue, Feb 27 2018 2:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: Volume Control for Audio Monitors

    Depends on your hookup. If using the balanced inputs, I'd suggest the Behringer Monitor1. It's a minimal passive control with a mute button. If using the RCA input, there are loads of volume control out there. Just be careful of the cheap ones.

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  • Tue, Feb 27 2018 4:26 PM In reply to

    Re: Volume Control for Audio Monitors

    Or TC Level Pilot or Mackie Big Knob or its smaller version, or any of the boxes from SPL, or a (HT) preamp or a desktop mixer.

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  • Tue, Feb 27 2018 7:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Volume Control for Audio Monitors

    yeah - a Macke Mix5 would be perfect for that for under $50. Tiny little desktop mixer. The Mix8 - with 8 inputs - is only $75. 

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  • Sat, Mar 3 2018 10:56 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Volume Control for Audio Monitors

    TC Level Pilotis the best sounding suggestion thus far.

    palmer monicon is even better & more reliable because & while exposing more cables.

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  • Tue, Mar 6 2018 11:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: Volume Control for Audio Monitors

    How would I connect the TC Level Pilot to my system?

     

    Basically I have the usual audio 3.5mm jack out of my computer from there the signal splits into 2 1/4 jacks that go into each audio monitor.

     

    I know that the TC Level Pilot has 2x XLR (male) and 2x XLR (female).

     

    Just not sure how to connect it.

     

    Also does anyone experience crackling when turning the audio level knob on the TC Level pilot? A few people at work use them and they make quite a bit of crackling noise.

  • Wed, Mar 7 2018 9:24 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Volume Control for Audio Monitors

    in the wonderful world of analog audio you can connect everything to anything with adapters.

     

    adapter cables in your case, for convenience.

     

    3.5mm jack to 2x XLR Male

    2x XLR Female to 1/4 jacks

     

    And yes, this type of device has a tendency to crackle, independent of price, as i found out the hard way ;)

    I've got 2 of those Palmers i mentioned that don't.

     

     

     

     

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