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Connect BX8A speaker to PC

Hi, I have just bought a new desktop (sound card Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=208&product=15854) and speaker(BX8A). However, I am a newbie to monitor speaker therefore I don't know how to connect my speaker the PC. Which cable, adaptor , or pre-amplifier should I buy to connect my speaker to the PC? I like to listen to music with the best sound quality. Plz give me some help. Thanks

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  • waddragon Dec 28, 2007

    Hi, I have a pair of BX8A speaker. And I am planning to use the XLR cable(because i think the sound will be better, is it right?) However, I don't know which cable should i buy to make 2 XLR cable become one to be able to connect to my PC. Plz show me more detail. Thanks

  • waddragon Dec 28, 2007

    now I see what you mean. Can you show me the specific site which sells these?

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Hello waddragon,

First, let's start with the BX8a. Those are powered speakers (built-in amplifier in each) so, you do not need a pre-amp. What you need to connect them to your computer is a 3.5mm to XLR cable OR a 3.5mm to 1/4" TRS cable, also known as 3.5mm to two 1/4" mono plugs (the back of the BX8a has inputs that accept either type). Cables are available at most any electronics stores. Make sure you buy a long enough cable to run from the back of the computer to where the speakers will be.
It sounds that you only have one BX8a which means you'll be listening to only one channel of the stereo output. In any case, make sure before connecting the speaker(s) to the computer that speaker power is off and volume control is at minimum. Connect the 3.5mm cable end to Line Out 1 jack of the X-Fi sound card and either the XLT or TRS ends to the speaker(s) input(s). Play some audio content on your computer, turn on speaker(s) and slowly increase volume to a safe level. Everything should work fine.
Let me know how it goes.

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    J L Luna Dec 28, 2007

    Hello waddragon,

    Both of the recommended cables 3.5mm-to-XLR or 3.5mm-to-TRS have a one end stereo plug connector(the 3.5mm end that goes to your sound card) and two connectors on the other end either 2-XLR or 2-TRS ( one for each speaker).
    As stated, these speakers accept either XLR and TRS inputs, and given this specific application, I do not think one is better than the other regarding sound quality.
    Hope this helps.

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    J L Luna Dec 29, 2007

    There are too many sites that sell these cable assemblies. By clicking here you'll get an example of 3.5mm to dual TRS. The other cable will have the same 3.5mm on one end but 2 mono XLR on the other.
    Use a search engine and type "3.5mm stereo to dual XLR" or "3.5mm stereo to dual TRS cable". All sites have different prices/lenghts/shipping charges, etc. Your call!!

    Hope this helps.

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Hi,

I have my bx8a's connected to the line out of my creative audigy on my computer
will the sound get better if i put a pre-amp in between the bx8a's and my comp? .

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