Luckily enough I have just inherited a pair of Airmotiv 6's What I would like to do is place them on my computer desk and use them with my old Imac What I don't know is what I require to achieve that in terms of hardware and leads/ cables .Any suggestions and advice would be appreciated greatly as I'm told these powered speakers sound quite good Thank you
I also use my pair of Airmotiv 6s with a mac mini in my home office. In my case, the Mac and airmotiv speakers are interfaced with an Audiogd Dac and another AudioGD headphone Amp/pre-amp both of which double as a headphone rig. The Headphone Amp/Preamp also enables me to hook the rig up to an SVS subwoofer, which enhances the low end of the audio spectrum when I am using the Airmotiv 6s for 2 channel listening, and it also enables me to hook up the Airmotiv speakers in balanced mode. However, depending on your own needs, you might not need all thes extra components, i think you can do a lot with one emotiva big ego DAC functioning as an interface between your computer and the Airmotiv 6s, for example, but in that case, you may have to use your computer itself, or some software on it to control the volume of the Airmotiv speakers. You could also use an emotiva control freak for volume control.
I guess what I am saying, in the end, is that there are several different approaches you can take to this, depending on your needs, and how versatile you would like this particular rig to be.
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Yes, a big ego with an RCA Y-splitter to feed the two Airmotiv Speakers, with volume control being done on the computer, will definitely work decently well, and will probably count as one of the easiest approaches. . I feel less confident though, about claiming that this is how you would best be served, as that sounds like a bold statement given how many other options there are in methods and approaches. Also, among the studio desktop monitors, the Airmotiv 6s rank among the more capable ones, and I'm not sure whether the big ego alone, as capable as it is, constitutes one of the most optimal means to bring out the best out of those monitors.
I am not saying the big ego will disappoint, far from it, and it might be a very good place to start if you're on a budget. I am just saying there might be other ways to get even more juice out of the Airmotivs, just so you are aware of it, going into the future, in case you get the urge to upgrade later.
Also, I am sure other loungers are going to chime in with other suggestions, and soon you would be swamped with several of them.... This, I am sure of