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Author Topic: Wharfdale diamond 8.1 pro active....without interface?  (Read 1185 times)

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January 06, 2012, 02:58:40 PM
Hey,

I recently got some Wharfdale diamond series 8.1 pro active studio monitors.

I have heard that i cant use them without an interface and some people say i can just plug them into my mac.

I know i'll need an interface for recording however is it possible just to plug straight into your mac for mixing?

Let me know im new to this and starting to get a home studio together,

Thanks


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January 07, 2012, 01:21:20 AM
I have an interface (just a MOTU 828MKII) which I use when recording and mixing, but I also use the outputs on my iMac on occasion, and I can't hear a difference. I don't think there are any significant differences, though I'm sure would disagree. I generally keep the output of my iMac at about 70%, then adjust the levels on my monitors to be around 85db or so, then turn the levels down in the iMac when I want it quieter.