Re: Apogee Duet...
Believe it or not, I was giving a serious look at the second generation KRK Rokit 8 series. Reviews of those are quite positive and seem to display happy customers for the most part.
I actually do have a question, however, about hooking those up to the Duet. I'm by no means an electronics expert, so I'll try to pose my issue as clearly as I can. I've noticed that the outputs to the powered monitors are "unbalanced." I've done some reading about the differences between a balanced and unbalanced system, most of which was way too technical for me. What I gathered is that the most noticeable difference is the reduction of noise through the balanced versus the unbalanced line.
I would like to have the cleanest sound possible when I do get some monitors, and wondered if anyone here could confirm or deny the benefits of converting the outputs of the Duet to TRS or XLR inputs, or if simply leaving the Duet alone and connecting through 1/4" unbalanced inputs is sufficient for the clarity of sound. Of course, I would rather minimize the number of connections between the Duet and whatever else it is connected to (computer, microphones, monitors), thus avoiding any third-party boxes that claim to balance the Duet's output signal.
Thanks all! And Happy New Year!