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unbalanced XLR input

Postby AndyN » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:17 am

I have an unbalanced XLR input on my Studiospares DI box. I have never used it and can't think of a situation where I would. Am I missing something?

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Re: unbalanced XLR input

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:51 am

It's an oddity isn't it? I guess the XLR has the benefit of more security/reliability than the jack input, but there's no other benefit I can think of.

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Re: unbalanced XLR input

Postby James Perrett » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:23 pm

It is probably a hangover from the old days when electronic components were more expensive than they are now so some manufacturers used unbalanced XLR connections rather than pay for additional balanced line drivers/receivers.
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