Need advice: Connect BX5 studio monitors connection to MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by kennyz1, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. kennyz1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    Hello all,

    I have:

    Macbook Pro: System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55)
    Pair of powered M-Audio BX5 studio monitors w/ XLR and TRS inputs

    Previously, I used the monitors to connect to a Yamaha AW16G workstation.

    I would like to connect the monitors to the Macbook Pro for use with Garageband and listening to downloaded music.

    Can someone please advise on reasonably priced interface converters (less than $300) and any other caveats that may be involved?

    Thanks very much…

  2. FX120 macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2007
    You can go out and buy a Firewire recording interface if you want. It will sound better, but you're looking at several hundred dollars for a decent one.

    Or you can just get the cable you need to go from the 1/8" TRS headphone out on your MBP to a pair of 1/4" TS connectors for plugging in the monitors.
  3. mike1123 macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
  4. kennyz1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    Thanks, I appreciate the responses.

    I'll have a close look at the Lexicon, that is basically what I had in mind.


  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I'd recommend either of Lexicon's two higher end models or if you wanted much smaller footprint; the Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 has some amazing quality.

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