How to Use Balanced and Unbalanced Cables in Digital Audio


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Balanced and unbalanced cables

Another thing to keep in mind with cables, or to understand, is that between Balanced and Unbalanced cables. An Unbalanced cable uses two conductors, or two wires basically, to send signals back and forth, and a Balanced wire uses 3. Now, there are advantages to using three wires over two. One, you can send more power over those wires, and so you can send a louder signal level. By sending more power, you're also able to create a situation where those Balanced cables are less susceptible to noise and interference, from things like radio frequencies and AC power and things like that.

So, there's a good advantage to balance, they operate at a signal level of +4 dB which is referred to as the Pro Level, and more or less, that means it's the loudness thing. These cables are louder, they send more signal. Unbalanced operate at -10 dB. It's 14 dB difference if you're looking at that -10 up to 0, and then plus another four to +4, so 14 decibel difference. Those Unbalanced cables are refer...

Balanced and unbalanced cables
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