Marbury wrote:Sadly not this time so it's a waiting time which isn't nice.
Sorry to hear this Marbury. Many of us 'senior' forum members know what it's like to lose parents, and I'm sure all out thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
I know it sounds strange but music is a good diversion at this time that keeps my mind occupied.
No, not strange at all! Whatever it takes to help get you through...
Just to say the Behringer HD400 has cured the noisy problem.
Yay! Logical analysis pays off... :D
I did find however that one of the jacks on the balanced lead for the input to the Samson was the culprit as when I tweaked it around in the phono socket it almost went quiet.
Arrrggghhh! It can't be a balanced connection if you're using a phono socket!!!!!!!
It may well be that had you used real balanced connections (to the TRS or XLR input, depending on the model of amp) from the interace, you wouln't have had any problems at all in the first place!
Suffice to say I am still glad I have this box as it can be useful for cutting out other unwanted noise I may encounter.
Yes, they are very handy things to have around...
But can I suggest you try wiring your interface to your amp using real balanced cables? I suspect that will cure your noises completely, and more reliably than your tweaked phono plug!
...interested in your thoughts on a good near field set up that would vastly iprove on the Spirit Absolute 2's to either use with the Samson or self power.
Almost anything would bring worthwhile improvements to be honest. I'd go for a modern active system and ditch the Samson which tend not to be the most reliable amps anyway.
The Neumann KH 80 or KH120s are great, and very neutral. The Genelecs seem a little more voiced to me, with a slightly pushed midrange, but a lot of people find that helpful when mixing. There are loads of reviews of nearfield monitors in the mag and the online archives, so I suggest you decide a budget, create a shortlist and then read the reviews.
...there is no way of posting images here.
You need to host your pic on a public service like Imgur or somewhere, and then post the image link back here.