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Hey guys new here! I've spend a considerable time looking for a very particular solution to my problem but have yet to come across a concrete answer. Here's my situation: I have the music streamer dac connected to my computer which only outputs an rca connection. Now I just picked up a M&K MX90 sub which has all the typical stuff on the back- rca line in and the high level in and out for use with speaker wire and I already have some M-Audio studio speakers which the right is powered and sends the signal to a passive left speaker via speaker wire. I want to hook all of this up without a receiver because essentially I am out of moneys. I figure I have two options, either split the rca connection using two y splitters right out of the dac one pair going to the powered speakers and the other going to the sub OR send the signal directly to the right M-Audio speaker using rca then the left signal (which would normally just go to the left speaker) will be routed through the sub (using the high level input/output) then back to the left speaker via wire. Would there be any difference sound quality wise between the options? Certainly the latter choice would involve less cables and is what I would prefer but I don't know if it will work well. Any help is appreciated!!!
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Parts Express part #240-530. Use the standard male L&R ends to connect to your DAC, plug the male/female ends to your powered monitors and run a stereo rca patch to your MK.
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I have thought about that possibility but what about all the talk on high quality, gold plated cables? I have heard that to a certain extent it does matter but never spend more than $10 on a cable- stuff at monoprice is good and cheap but unfortunately they do not have a gold plated piggyback RCA cable.
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I have thought about that possibility but what about all the talk on high quality, gold plated cables? I have heard that to a certain extent it does matter but never spend more than $10 on a cable- stuff at monoprice is good and cheap but unfortunately they do not have a gold plated piggyback RCA cable.

I think you will be served fine without the bling bling. If you were building a high-end desktop system, you might consider some high quality cables but hey...you said on the cheap and I'm thinking a $6.00 solution is going to be hard to beat.
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