Balanced vs RCA ......

gyosa
gyosa Posts: 594
Cambridge 851n ....
Going to be connected directly to amp - used as preamp ..

Output voltage twice as high when using balanced outputs vs unbalanced... why ?

So , more voltage to amp , means louder volume balanced vs unbalanced at same “ volume knob” setting ?

I know the amp will still clip at its max input voltage input regardless of cable type used ...

Is there any reason to use balanced if “hum” is not an issue ?

Thanks
Bk






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  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 594
    edited October 2019
    These are the specs for the amp , PS Audio S300 .....
    Seems low ... aren’t most amps around 2v ?

    Bk



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    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Polk SDA 1c’s ( my first love .. ) , Kimber Kable 4TC, Sony 42” - BEDROOM

    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Kimber Kable 4vs , Salk Supercharged Song towers ( difficult choice between these and my family if I had to choose ... 😩 ) , Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - DEN , MAIN RIG

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - PATIO

    DAYENS AMPINO ( thanks Verb ! ) , KEiiD streamer ( this was only 60 bucks ?? ) , Polk atrium 8SDi’s - KID’s BEDROOM


  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,451
    Advantage is, a bit better lower noise floor in the signal. Other than that, I can't think of any.
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