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#1290583 - 10/20/09 02:09 PM Hooking up studio monitors to a YDP-160
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I just ordered a pair of powered studio monitors with a locking XLR/TRS combo jack input. I am wondering what is the best way to hook them up to my YDP-160. The first thought is to use the headphone out to plug it directly into the speaker. Will this work? Is it the best option? I have some 1/4" to XLR cables.

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#1292919 - 10/24/09 12:57 PM Re: Hooking up studio monitors to a YDP-160 [Re: The_Linux_Crew]
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So nobody has any advice on the best way to use these?

#1292990 - 10/24/09 04:07 PM Re: Hooking up studio monitors to a YDP-160 [Re: The_Linux_Crew]
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Hi Linux,

SInce the YDP160's only option for audio out is the headphone jack, you're going to need to split the L and R signals from the stereo headphone output. Sounds like a trip to RadioShack is in order.

Which monitors did you order?
Alden Skinner
DP Technical Advisor, PianoBuyer Magazine
| VSL Imperial | Pianoteq Pro | Logic Pro |

#1298237 - 11/02/09 12:07 PM Re: Hooking up studio monitors to a YDP-160 [Re: Alden]
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Thanks for the reply. I got a pair of Fostex PM-1 MKII 6.5" Active Nearfield Studio Monitors. I may end up using them with my Korg portable keyboard which has L and R outputs.

Do you know how much they will improve the sound on the Yamaha? I am in the process of renovations, so I haven't had a chance to unbox them yet.


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