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Offline robertmode

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"XLR" as good as "mini jack" ?
« on: September 03, 2009, 09:42:55 AM »

Could you tell me if "XLR"  is as good as "mini jack" (Line in)?

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Re: "XLR" as good as "mini jack" ?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 11:06:24 AM »
xlr better

some will say as good but no me


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Re: "XLR" as good as "mini jack" ?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 03:33:05 AM »
Better, since it can carry a balanced signal and P48.
But for short cables and tiny gear/stealth situations, many prefer 1/8" connectors.
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Re: "XLR" as good as "mini jack" ?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 06:31:04 AM »
I'll argue the "better or worse" aspect of balanced vs. unbalanced.

of course, when talking about a cable that is plugging into a condenser mic, balanced is the only option.

but all things being equal, is an unbalanced signal of lesser quality than a balanced one ?  I'll say no.  I dont care what some white paper may say, but I can't hear anything.   Many very high end amplifiers/preamps/DACs are unbalanced, and if there was a major difference in the signal I dont think that would be.  especially when you are talking several thousand dollars for a piece of gear.  If it was better, it would be there.

exceptions.  BAT gear.  all balanced.

on the flip side, MANLEY gear...even their studio reference stuff, unbalanced.
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