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firedog

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Hi-

 

Bought a KRK Ergo (pro audio device: Pre/DAC/DSP Room Correction). The RC is licensed from Lyngdorf, it's basically a poor man's version of a Lyngdorf DPA-1.

 

My question is this: My music server PC has 6 pin FW ports, and the Ergo does also. I presently have a 6 pin FW cable (male both ends). The Ergo has an extenal PS, so I don't need to power it from the FW cable.

 

I've read here I might get better sound if connect the Ergo to the PC with 4 pins only (no power).

 

I see that there are 6pin/4pin male FW cables. But after a web search, I don't see any cable plus adapter that will enable me to connect the 4pin side of such a cable to the 6 pin female port on the PC, so that I'm not supplying power over the cable to the pre/DAC.

 

What am I missing?

 

Sorry if the solution is obvious, it isn't to me. First time I've worked with FW and audio.

 

Thanks

 

Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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