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Balanced vs Unbalanced Connections in Audio

Today, I’d like to unravel a topic that often mystifies enthusiasts: balanced and unbalanced DAC connections. The way you connect your DAC can significantly impact your audio experience, so let’s dive into the intricacies of this balancing act. Understanding the Basics: Balanced vs. Unbalanced Connections First things first – what’s the deal with balanced and …

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Amazon Music HD Compatible Streaming Devices

Ladies and gentlemen, now we’ve got another player entering the lossless streaming business. Amazon has recently started its own music streaming subscription in “high definition”. According to Amazon, they don’t just give youl ossless 16bit, 44.1 kHz material but the full high-resolution experience that costs a pretty penny for Qobuz and Tidal subscribers. High definition …

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Need Multiple XLR In- and Outputs? Here’s How

Introduction I’m a strong believer in full balanced topology. Compared to single-ended circuits having RCA connectors, a true balanced signal source will typically output the music and a completely phase-shifted representation thereof. As a result, the receiver can reject anything that both signals have in common. This behavior is also known as common-mode noise rejection. …

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