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Connecting Hi Fi Speakers to AudioBox iTwo

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asked Nov 19, 2015 in AudioBox USB by peterscott3 (510 points)
Hi, as I cannot afford active speakers for my AudioBox iTwo can I connect the speaker output to my Hi Fi amp auxiliary socket and use my normal Hi Fi speakers with it. I would use a 2 mono jacks to 2 phono jacks cable for this.

Hope this is possible - anyone know??

Thank you

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answered Nov 19, 2015 by matthewgorman (51,500 points)
selected Nov 19, 2015 by peterscott3
 
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You can. Not ideal, but you can. Not ideal because home stereo equipment is designed to make music sound good. Studio monitors are designed to be accurate. Its possible you could make some bad mix decisions based on what you hear being colored by both the speakers and the stereo amp.

 

That being said, use what you have and make the best of it. Keep the cables as short as possible to avoid static from the cables. You are going from a balanced connection at the audiobox, to an unbalanced connection on the stereo. Balanced connections/cables use one of the wire conductors to shield against noise like this.
asked Nov 19, 2015 in AudioBox USB by peterscott3 (510 points) Thank you
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