Audiophile sound... balanced usually better than RCA???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John Morris, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. John Morris

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    I want to run a front two channel interconnect almost 50 feet. Should I buy a balanced output pre/pro versus an unbalanced pre/pro in order to obtain the highest fidelity? Or do the newest pre/pros sound just as good using a typical RCA output????
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  2. Stephen Dodds

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    Balanced won't improve the sound, but will (or should) help if you have noise or hum problems in your system.
    If there is no financial penalty, I'd use balanced for a 50 foot run.
    Steve
     
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    John,
    I’m with Stephen 100%. Keep in mind, however, that whatever is at the end of the line (the amp, I presume?) will also have to have balanced inputs.
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