Use Balanced Inputs on Seperates?

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  1. Tim L

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    I recently purchased the B&k Reference 50 along with 200.7 amp- but I am new at this and not sure what or if I should use the balanced inputs and outputs? What are the benefits or disadvantages to this kind of connection? any advice apprecieated
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    The main advantage of balanced signals is unsurpassed noise rejection over long distance cable runs (often well over 100 ft. in pro-audio applications). In home audio applications, with signal runs typically under 20ft., balanced signal paths offer minimal (if any) advantage over unbalanced. Some people claim that using the balanced connections improves sound quality, others say there’s no difference – that’s something you’ll have to judge for yourself.

    The one advantage of balanced that I can get behind is being able to use XLR connectors, which are an infinitely better design and more robust than RCA connectors.

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