Mac mini to speakers
Newbie audio-related question. I'm looking to get some modest speakers (though ideally with a subwoofer to make sure bass is strong) for a practice instrument in a small room (12’ x 12’). Budget is $600. Hauptwerk will be running on a Mac mini.
So far I've had the following inconclusive advice on precisely how to hook up audio speakers to the Mac mini. Help!
Computer technician says:
Get a “USB equalizer” (plus some speakers)
High-end audio store consultant says:
I have no idea what he means by a "USB equalizer"; get an amp + D/A
converter, plus some speakers
Best Buy sales guy says:
Just consider some Bose speakers made to hook up to computer, or: receiver
(computer AUX port to receiver input port) + speakers. Use a receiver that has
Hauptwerk forum comments:
Use some active/powered studio monitor speakers (built-in amp) e.g.
Behringer Nekkst K8 8" Powered Studio Monitor (how connect to computer?)
Behringer Studio 50USB 5" Powered Studio Monitor (can connect to
computer via USB which seems interesting), but not clear how to add a
Thanks in advance!