Balanced input stratos monos

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daKat

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Balanced input stratos monos
« on: 1 Jun 2018, 08:00 pm »
Fully balanced preamp XLR signal into stratos monos. Anyone try this? I had half output, anemic sound. This is normal, correct? Should have full signal with an unbalanced input I would assume.

Thanks for the answer
« Last Edit: 1 Jun 2018, 10:24 pm by daKat »

TomS

Re: Balanced input stratos monos
« Reply #1 on: 1 Jun 2018, 10:10 pm »
The Stratos input is single ended only, so does not accept balanced input.

mastercraft1990

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Re: Balanced input stratos monos
« Reply #2 on: 1 Feb 2019, 02:44 am »
What does that mean?  I have a NAD C 658 coming tomorrow and it has the option of XLR connections. What are my options?

klaus@odyssey

Re: Balanced input stratos monos
« Reply #3 on: 1 Feb 2019, 03:02 am »
No worries here...it has both, RCA's and XLR's,  but ONLY USE 1 AT A TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!

And yes, the XLR's are jumped from the RCA's,  but fully functional...depending on the preamp,  the worst case scenario is about a 3 dB drop...bottom line, the XLR's are fine...however, me personally,  I really, really, really don't like balanced.  I love the richness and tone colors of under-over tones of single ended...all about goosebumps....