RCA-to XLR Adapters - are there significant differences?

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dburna

Re: RCA-to XLR Adapters - are there significant differences?
« Reply #20 on: 13 Dec 2018, 05:37 pm »
You can buy rca to xlr cables from Monoprice.  They are quite inexpensive but work fine.  Using a set myself between my IceEdge amp and Nuprime preamp.

That's actually where I started. I had a Monoprice RCA-to-XLR cable between an iFi DAC and the Neumann KH120's,but the sound was muffled and rolled-off. Substituted the Stealth PGS cable (RCA) + adapter and the sound became much more clear and open. Not a fair comparison, though, as the Stealth cable is many multiples of the cost of the Monoprice. Many. However, I had it available to me and so I gave it a try. So far the Stealth + adapter realizes the best sound I've had in my rig.

Regards, -dGB

dburna

Re: RCA-to XLR Adapters - are there significant differences?
« Reply #21 on: 13 Dec 2018, 07:25 pm »
Agree, if you are going to buy XLR adapters then might as well get an RCA-XLR cable, unless you like your current RCA cables.  Although I seriously don't think you will hear a difference using the adapters.

I am thinking about getting a Don Sachs preamp to replace my BAT but I want to keep my XLR cables, so I may be using an XLR adapter in reverse to connect to the new preamp as it is single ended.

https://benchmarkmedia.com/products/benchmark-rca-to-xlrm-adapter-cable

This would be a good option. Benchmark produces sound, no-nonsense cables at real-world prices. Might just give this a try.

Thanks, -dGB

ricmon

Re: RCA-to XLR Adapters - are there significant differences?
« Reply #22 on: 13 Dec 2018, 07:30 pm »
Saw this thread a little late but I've been using RCA to XLR cables for years.  Bought them here....great prices!!!

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/RCA-to-XLR-Cables/ci/4201/N/3992462203

Ric