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Offline dflee

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If it were you
« on: December 11, 2021, 05:58:34 PM »
I have truly balanced (at least according to their lit) dac, pre and amp with no balanced cable to be had.
Which XLR to RCA would you go with to try out the balanced sections of the equipment?
Cardas makes two versions along with Neutric or Moon. Is there a difference sound wise or should I just look at the el cheepo adapters?

Thanks
Don
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Re: If it were you
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2021, 06:00:45 PM »
Just buy the Neutrik's from one of the pro audio stores.
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Re: If it were you
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2021, 08:24:42 PM »
I have truly balanced (at least according to their lit) dac, pre and amp with no balanced cable to be had.
Which XLR to RCA would you go with to try out the balanced sections of the equipment?
Cardas makes two versions along with Neutric or Moon. Is there a difference sound wise or should I just look at the el cheepo adapters?

Thanks
Don
The Moon units are quite good.  The Neutriks are hard to find in stock anywhere and the Cardas are great, but bank.
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Re: If it were you
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2021, 09:27:21 PM »
B&H and Parts Express both have the Neutriks in stock but no on Amazon. 
JVC QL-Y7 w/ Denon DL-301 Mk II
Vista Phono II
Jays Audio CDT3 Mk III
Supratek Cabernet
Kinki Studio EX-M7
Holo Audio May KTE
Auralic Aries G1
Verity Otello
(2) Rythmik F12SE
TWL PC's
Audio Envy IC, PC, SC
Inakustik USB, I2S
PSA Stellar P3
Uberbuss

Offline dflee

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Re: If it were you
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2021, 02:41:19 PM »
Thank you Gents.
For just wanting to see if there is a sound difference, the Cardas do look nice but are three times the Moon price. I think I'll try the Moon for now. Next question would be which connection to try first. Dac to pre or pre to amp?

Don
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Re: If it were you
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2021, 12:30:29 PM »
  Do the entire system approach. If gear is a balanced design throughout balanced is the way to go IMHO.

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Re: If it were you
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2021, 03:09:40 PM »
i have standard switchcraft and neitrik xlr-to-rca adapters, and they work fine.

i also have something almost identical to these, (my rca's have no lettering and are not as shiny), and they also work fine; i like the idea that everything's gold plated.  they say "neutrik" on 'em; while they may possibly have parts sourced from neutrik, it's extremely unlikely they're made by neutrik.  but, the price is right and they are very solid...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203159506137

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