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Pod X3 Pro Computer connections help needed
by ninthaspect on 2012-12-30 15:58:27

I already have a focusrite 2i2 scarlett audio interface that i use for recording vocals and guitar into Ableton 8.1.1. This connected to my hi fi using the speaker outs (standard stereo jacks) on the audio interface into my amplifier by the auxilary input, if I use the Pod X3 pro as my audio interface can i use these jacks for the time being to connect to my hi fi in this way and get sound through my speakers, or do i need to use XLR outs from the X3 into my auxilary on my amp to get my sound through my speakers. I just want to get sound through speakers and record using usb connection at first, will this work? Dont want to buy cables i dont need!

Cheers

Steve



Re: Pod X3 Pro Computer connections help needed
by silverhead on 2012-12-30 16:10:38

It depends on whether your speakers are active (self-powered), or passive (powered by your hifi amp). The X3 does not provide power to the speakers.



Re: Pod X3 Pro Computer connections help needed
by ninthaspect on 2012-12-30 16:52:19

The hi fi amp powers the speakers (passive) but my current audio interface plugs into the auxillary on amp and gives me sound through the speakers, if the X3 acts like an audio interface shouldnt this work?

My amp is the power between the speakers and audio interface and i just use my auxillary channel to listen when i selct it in my DAW. My amp powers the speakers i just want the sound from the X3 to go through my speakers, isnt this just like using a power amp?

Is there any speaker out connections on the x3 that take a normal jack, same size as a guitar e.t.c if so thats what i am doing now if the X3 acts as a sound card or audio interface.



Re: Pod X3 Pro Computer connections help needed
by silverhead on 2012-12-30 18:01:09

If you route the X3 outputs into the aux inputs of your amp you will hear the sound through your speakers. If you connect your speakers directly to the X3 outputs you will not hear anything (I thought that was what you were asking?).



Re: Pod X3 Pro Computer connections help needed
by ninthaspect on 2012-12-30 18:11:13

Ok so this setup will work, but are the outputs on the X3 normal guitar type jack (these are the leads i have now doing the job) or do i have to buy some XLR leads out from X3 into my hi fi amp. I will only recieve my X3 ina few days and want to get the correctleads  if i cant use the ones i have now, so i can use this setup when it comes.

Are there both options on the X3, jack and xlr out?

Thanks for help its appreciated?

Steve



Re: Pod X3 Pro Computer connections help needed
by silverhead on 2012-12-30 19:03:27

Yes - you can use nornal guitar leads in the X3 Pro 1/4" output jacks. You can set the output level to Line or Amp with the switch beside the outputs on the rear panel; use this to match the expected level at the aux inputs of your amp.

Yes - there are both 1/4" and XLR outputs on the X3 Pro. There are also digital outputs.



Re: Pod X3 Pro Computer connections help needed
by ninthaspect on 2012-12-31 06:28:23

Thankyou much appreciated, I know at least when it arrives i can begin to learn how to use it.




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