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Flex 5000a hook to computer speakers

Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker Member ✭✭
I have a Flex 5000a that I finally have running correctly, but I am tired of listening on headphones. I have a pair of self powered recording monitor speakers hooked to my computer.
How do I get audio to them from the Radio ?

Answers

  • Bob Needleman
    Bob Needleman Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Chris- you need to plug the powered speakers into the 5000 (it’s a jack on rear panel labeled “power speakers” . That should give you audio. Bob K3AC
  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    No Bob, the Flex cannot have my self powered recording monitors, all to themselves. I guess I could simply buy a less expensive pair of powered speakers, and dedicate them to the Flex, but I am trying to figure out some way to run the audio of the Flex into the computer, and use it to activate the speakers.
  • Bob Needleman
    Bob Needleman Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Don't think you can do that, but maybe one of the 5000 guru's on here can let you know if that's possible and how to connect it.  I had a dedicated PC I used with my 5000 (now run the 6600M) and I used a dedicated  PC (Dell mini-tower) that had a built in (mono) speaker so no need for 2 sets of powered speakers. 
    GL/73,
    Bob K3AC
  • Gary Zabriskie
    edited June 2020
    If you want to use your PC as a MIC and Speaker for your Flex Radio, you can use a virtual audio cable on the PC to route the audio on receive to your PC speakers.

    Go to:

    https://www.vb-audio.com/Voicemeeter/banana.htm

    Follow KE9NS's info here:

    https://ke9ns.com/flexpage.html#vac


  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Wow, I didn't realize it would be so involved. I have a 32 inch TCL 4K TV I use as a monitor. It works awesome! With the KE9NS Software, and a decent video card, the Graphics are stunning. On each side of the monitor are a pair of Fostex powered studio monitors. I would sure like the graphics and the sound to all come from the same place.
  • JohnK2CIB
    JohnK2CIB Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Download and run Virtual Audio Cable - easy to use.  Just specify the Flex-5000 audio output as the input and your speaker system as the output and click run.
    https://vac.muzychenko.net/en/repeater.htm
    John, K2CIB


  • Dudley  WA5QPZ
    Dudley WA5QPZ Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Easiest way to move the Stereo audio from the radio to your computer is to use a stereo dual male cable from the Powered speaker jack to a Line input of your computer input or to a second input to your speaker . I use a line mixer from all my radio outputs Dudley WA5QPZ
  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    I wish my recording monitors had a second input. The have a single XLR Female input, that is hooked to my computers sound card. 
  • Dale - AE6DS
    Dale - AE6DS Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Why not just put a mixer between monitors and inputs?
  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    That may be the easiest way out. Yes, I could simply buy a single powered speaker for the Flex I guess, but then I couldn't use the recording monitor speakers.

  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    I downloaded Virtual Audio Cable, and finally have it working. However, for some reason, I now have no transmit audio, if I use PTT. However, if I key the radio by clicking on the MOX, I have transmit.
    Help! 
  • Gary Zabriskie
    edited June 2020
    There is a setting in VAC that you click on to allow PTT to override VAC.
  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    I re set everything, and that seems to have fixed it! 

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