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TOPIC: Any issue mixing balanced and un-balanced outputs?

Any issue mixing balanced and un-balanced outputs? 1 year 4 months ago #36956

  • dwelch
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I'm building a Hypex UcD180 amplifier and it appears the balanced XLR inputs are favored to mitigate ground loop issues. I have the 4 x 10 which has balanced outs. All my other amps are RCA inputs though. Does it matter if I mix my outputs from the 4x10 to the amps? I do have an RCA to XLR cord I could use.
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Any issue mixing balanced and un-balanced outputs? 1 year 4 months ago #36971

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Hello,
it's a matter of grounding, right. Don't ground your balanced connection. Look into non-balanced outputs with a balanced input (not ground referred in any case, UcD and nCore do so).
Build your "differential" RCA-XLR-cable by yourself. I did (using Neutrik NF2C-B/2, NC3MXX-B and Cordial CMK-222) and it works perfectly between the nanoAVR HDA and a 4ch UcD180.
Search for the appropriate papers of Bruno Putzeys, Rane and Jensen, they explain all.
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