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Hello Forum members: I would like to know how to hook up my components.
Laptop is the music source
Audioengine external DAC
Mackie 824 MK1's no RCA connections only 1/4" and XLR
Powered sub with a Dayton plate amp 10" only with 1 RCA in and 1 RCA out

The only way I can think of doing it would be to go R&L out of the DAC into the sub. Then out of the sub R RCA to 1/4 or XLR to R Mackie then L out to 1/4 or XLR to L Mackie. Would this work?
I wonder if this would even sound that good?
 

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Thank you for the response Wayne:
I am still a bit confused. The sub has 1 set of input RCA and 1 set RCA output. The sub has built in cross over and volume controls. It has a dayton plate amp.
it has this plate amp http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-spa250-250-watt-subwoofer-plate-amplifier--300-803
Would this be better for the signal routing?
From DAC R channel RCA to RCA R Mackie then L channel RCA to RCA L Mackie. Then 1/4" from R to RCA to R input on Sub and 1/4" to RCA L input on sub. If I do this then would the sub get full range?
Would it be best to go input to sub first then use the outputs from the sub R RCA to the R mackie and L output to the L mackie?

How far can I run one single RCA cable? The way my room is set up it is longer then 20' from the sub to the left mackie?
 
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