AMP, XLR in

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    HI and GO RAiders! I have a 3 pin XLR input on my new (old) amp. Do I need a preamp to connect it to my recievers VLF out? Or any thing else for that matter?

    I can send a pic too...

    Thank you for taking a look....
     
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    Also I have Phono jack in.....
     
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    send the pic...what amp and what receiver?
     
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    Troy,

    The XLR is a balanced input. Unless you have a pre-amp with balanced XLR outputs, there’s really no reason to use the amp’s XLR input. If you mix balanced and unbalanced connections, the result is an unbalanced signal – the same you get with regular RCA inputs. Not to mention, you will have to either custom-make some XLR to RCA cables – which is not something most people can do - or use adapters, which is kind of cheesy.

    Since you also have a phono input on the amp, I’d go that route.

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    Thanks and this is my first try at importing a picture......

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    sorry for the huge pic...thanks too
     
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    I assume those jacks between the XLR jacks are 1/4" jacks, which typically can be used unbalanced with a simple RCA phono-to-1/4" converter.
     
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    there are some products that'll take that RCA connection, interface it to an isolation transformer, and then output back to XLR. Rane makes this but I don't know the price. Also Ebtech makes something similar (under $100). Regardless, cables that go from RCA to XLR are readily available (do a google searh on "RCA to XLR").
     
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    Yes they are 1/4" .....thanks for the help. 1/4" phono to rca sounds like the way to go.

    Thanks, I knew I'd get excellent help.[​IMG]
     

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