To balance or not to balance is the question.

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Shannon W, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Shannon W

    Shannon W Stunt Coordinator

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    Right now I'm looking into a Preamp. The amp that I have has both Balance and Unbalanced conections.
    My qustion is will I see "hear" and difrance in going from Unbalance conctions to balanced with my cable lenght only being less than one meter. thanks Shannon
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    Occasionally one connection might cure a possible ground loop. If you're running long lengths, like say the preamp at one end of the room and the amps at the other end, balanced connections cut down on noise pickup, assuming there is any.
     
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    Let’s not forget that all our source components are unbalanced, so the signal has to be converted. More stuff in the signal chain.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  4. ChristopherDAC

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    Speak for yourself! I have a couple of components which are XLR +4dB only, so I have to get a "bump box" to interface them with the rest of my equipment. Anyway, differential and single-ended are pretty much the same as far as the input and output amplifiers are concerned. It's just a question of where the neutral is.
     

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