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What connections for a PC towards an equalizer ?

PostThu Dec 09, 2021 9:33 am

Hello !

i am looking for an virtual equalizer, for a Windows Seven, between Hauptwerk and my amplifier, I am thinking about the Behringer FB1502HD : https://www.thomann.de/fr/behringer_fbq ... ph_pro.htm.

But the main problem is : the connections ! :roll:

Equalizer Input/ouput : Image

My PC output is a classical small Jack stereo :mrgreen: , and my amplification system is a 3.1 system : https://www.zupimages.net/up/21/12/iuqh.jpg,
which owns two cinch L/R input.

So I need connections from the PC to the equalizer, and next other connections from the equalizer to my 3.1 system, is is possible ??

What would be the more simple solution ?

Thank you :wink: !
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Re: What connections for a PC towards an equalizer ?

PostThu Dec 09, 2021 9:51 am

It’s hard to tell from the image alone, but it probably is possible. You need a cable that has a 1/8” mini plug on one side and either (one or two?) TRS or two 1/4 inch plugs on the other side. For the amplifier, whatever input it currently has, then (1/2) TRS or 2 1/4 inch plugs as before. However, I’m sure there’s an easier way. Wouldn’t you be able to install reaper on your system? I believe it has an equalizer built in, and many have fed Hauptwerk’s sound into Reaper starting at Hauptwerk IV.
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Re: What connections for a PC towards an equalizer ?

PostFri Dec 10, 2021 7:22 am

Thank you for your answer, you are right, if a virtual equalizer in the PC would be much more simple ! :)

But the equalization is not the same in the headphones and in the amplified system.

In the headphones the sound is good, not in the speakers, and I don't want to change the sound of the headphones that I use most of the time.

On a complete mixer, ouput/Input for Aux often use cinch connections.
For the PC, I could too install a sound card more complete about in and outputs.

But anyway, the connection is a problem especially cause of the cinch input of my 3.1 system.

If I use the equalizer Jack ouputs, I know that Jack/cinch converters cables exist.

A TRS cable is a stereo Jack cable isn't it ?

I must think about all of that again... :)
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Re: What connections for a PC towards an equalizer ?

PostFri Dec 10, 2021 8:48 am

Ah yes, sorry. I meant XLR, not TRS. XLR is commonly used for microphones, and it appears to be the port on the equalizer you are considering. I must have been half asleep! I’m not very familiar with Reaper, but you should be able to have different equalizer profiles that you can load when using headphones vs. speakers.
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Re: What connections for a PC towards an equalizer ?

PostFri Dec 10, 2021 11:55 am

Also, there are specific equalizer apps that some use with Hauptwerk, I don’t remember the name of any right now, but some people swear by them. They have a microphone and do the equalization automatically. That might be something you are interested in. They have different profiles for headphones vs. speakers.
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Re: What connections for a PC towards an equalizer ?

PostFri Dec 10, 2021 2:08 pm

Thank you very much ! Regards.

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