XLR connection for the Sub amps

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XLR connection for the Sub amps
« on: 15 Nov 2022, 12:22 am »
How much does the XLR connections help in noise reduction/sound quality in the Rythmik amps vs. the single ended connections.  Just wondering if I should wait until they are back in production for not.  My pre-amp to sub amp run will be about 10 feet.

My system is XLR balanced.

My equipment is.
Schiit Freya+ pre amp
Schiit Vidar dual Mono amps
Schiit Bifrost II DAC
Cambridge Audio CXC CD Transport
« Last Edit: 15 Nov 2022, 04:17 am by DLStryker »


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Re: XLR connection for the Sub amps
« Reply #1 on: 15 Nov 2022, 12:41 am »
If they are plugged into the same AC circuit as your preamp, I doubt you will notice a difference. I run 20ft RCA cable to one of my sub amps (on the same AC circuit) and have no issues. I do use balanced connections to my main amps since I believe the improvement in signal-to-noise is a lot more noticeable at higher frequencies than it is at bass frequencies.

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Re: XLR connection for the Sub amps
« Reply #2 on: 15 Nov 2022, 02:47 pm »
We've run 25 foot RCA cables from our preamp to the subs at shows with no issues.