PreSonus Audiobox and Macpro

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Mac Kiwi, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Mac Kiwi macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    So I just bought a set of Presonus Eris 4.5 speakers and am really impressed with how they sound. I have them hooked up to a 3/1 Macpro though so I am wondering if adding an Audiobox or similar would improve the sound quality further, or would it be negligible? No recording at this stage, possibly later though.

    I am a newbie to this field but I assume the Audiobox and similar equates to an external sound card?

    Tia
     
  2. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    Yes they do.

    ...Depending on what you're doing you might find the Mac's line out good enough, but there's usually a faint static noise of some kind due to the computer's internal circuitry. Not noticeable most of the time, but with headphones or maybe high volume you can hear it.

    My interfaces are perfectly silent and the stereo image is better. More width, more dynamic... Maybe it's all subjective at this point, but I'd say an interface is definitely an improvement.
     
  3. Mac Kiwi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    The Audiobox is a digital interface primarily intended for audio recording, I believe.

    If all you want to do is get better audio quality while using external speakers, shouldn't you be looking at "DAC" type peripherals?
     

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