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    I have a MixCube on the way and have a quick question regarding hookup to my focusrite solo. Will a single rca to tr cable be sufficient, or will I need dual rca to trs? The interface has rca outputs only.

    I actually already have a single rca to tr cable, but if that won’t do on its own, can I just buy another one of those and connect via this breakout cable that I have? Hosa YPP-117 Stereo Breakout Cable, 1/4" TRS to Dual 1/4" TSF at Gear4music

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    Which MixCube do you have, and do you have just one or a pair?

    The Focusrite cannot drive a passive model MixCube.

    If you have the active model (pair), then you can just take an RCA to 1/4" TS plug cable, since the combo jack is spec'd for "XLR & TRS (COMBO JACK) +4/Balanced and -10 unbalanced" (per Avantone site).

    If you only have one MixCube, you'll need to join the two RCA outputs to create a mono signal. That cable you link to is not what you need.
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    Thanks Keith, I have a single active monitor. So I will need something
    like this? https://www.amazon.co.uk/kenable-6-3.../dp/B00G70MQMW

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank1985 View Post
    Thanks Keith, I have a single active monitor. So I will need something
    like this? https://www.amazon.co.uk/kenable-6-3.../dp/B00G70MQMW
    That should do it, though I could not find a schematic of the F'rite to know if it's going to mess with your headphone output (ideally not!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith.rogers View Post
    That should do it, though I could not find a schematic of the F'rite to know if it's going to mess with your headphone output (ideally not!).
    But in practice, probably yes! That TS (mono) jack plug is going to short the right, ring, channel to ground and whilst that might not damage the output amplifier* it could cause it to distort and that distortion leak over to the left channel.

    There is a right way to do these things. The RCA outs can be combined using a resitive "mixer". For the low end Solo I would use at least 3k3 Ohms per "leg" . If splitting the headphone out, 2x 470R will be fine.

    Quite a nice little "starter" DIY electronics project? Just need a few jacks, resistors and a tin.

    Or, go nuts and buy a monitor controller. I kind my Mackie BK passive very useful.

    *The later/bigger F'rite AIs boast a near zero headphone output resistance. I would be very wary of shorting one of those.

    And! That cable will only give a left output. NOT a mono sum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post
    Bu

    And! That cable will only give a left output. NOT a mono sum.

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    Just need to switch the DAW over to MONO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjbphotos View Post
    Just need to switch the DAW over to MONO.
    Yes Mike but I thought OP wanted to keep the main monitoring path as was? I.e. stereo?

    Dave.

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