Balanced vs RCA ......

gyosagyosa Posts: 242
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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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 242
    edited October 4
    These are the specs for the amp , PS Audio S300 .....
    Seems low ... aren’t most amps around 2v ?

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    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - den

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,636
    Advantage is, a bit better lower noise floor in the signal. Other than that, I can't think of any.
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