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post #46 of 902
I do NOT understand...
post #47 of 902
If constructed to do so a balanced amp can generate a balanced signal from a single ended signal (my desktop RudiStor RPX-100 has 2 sets og singled ended inputs and 1 set of balanced inputs) all of them going out as balanced if using the balanced outputs. So a balanced source is not required.

I'm all for balancing in my home rig so will follow this thread closely.
post #48 of 902
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post
If constructed to do so a balanced amp can generate a balanced signal from a single ended signal (my desktop RudiStor RPX-100 has 2 sets og singled ended inputs and 1 set of balanced inputs) all of them going out as balanced if using the balanced outputs. So a balanced source is not required.

I'm all for balancing in my home rig so will follow this thread closely.

yea but to maximize its performance, a balanced source is a "must". what is a balanced portable source?
post #49 of 902
Sounds absolutely amazing in concept but as other people have mentioned, it seems a balanced source might be necessary.
post #50 of 902
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Originally Posted by fhuang View Post
yea but to maximize its performance, a balanced source is a "must". what is a balanced portable source?
What are you wanting the balanced source to do?

Are you wanting the balanced source for driving a balanced, differential input for the purpose of common-mode noise rejection? Or are you wanting it as a convenient means of providing an inverted signal to drive the inputs of a pair of bridged amplifier channels?

se
post #51 of 902
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Anyway, the size of this one fits into the current high caliber of IEM's very well it would seem.
A bit confused here, but what does this even mean?
post #52 of 902
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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post
A bit confused here, but what does this even mean?
The other portable is for Stax, electrostatic (the first used C cells and would have weighed quite a bit, agreed? and the second Stax portable for electrostatic ear buds). That is a bit different from a balanced portable that can be used with any number of IEM's adapted for that purpose with the right termination or even PortaPros, which I have listened to and have in balanced, or other non demanding phones. In other words it is a versatile portable balanced amp for a completely different type of driver.

By size I also refer to having a very small balanced amp that can easily fit into a pocket and which is more in proportion with the ultra portability of IEM's vs headphones.
post #53 of 902
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The Protector...

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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post
Does this thing need a balanced source?
No it does not. It takes the single ended signal & split the phase to two signals equal to each others but out of phase 180 degree. One is positive & the other is negative.
Ray Samuels
post #54 of 902
since the amp has both a balanced output and a single ended output ( the 4 pin xlr and the 3.5mm stereo) how will the sound differ between the 2?
post #55 of 902
Very interesting...
post #56 of 902
I have heard balanced amps that do an excellent job splitting a single ended input into a balanced signal, including the RSA A-10 - where I could not distinguish when I was listing to the Meridian CDP via single ended signal and when I was listening to the balanced signal. The soundstage and separation was equally as good with either signal. I was able to hear the difference between the tubes in the SE circuit vs the balanced circuit, as they were different brands and sounded slightly different in tone (SE tube was an Amperex that was slightly more rolled off than the ones in the balanced circuit).

My SP Square Wave XL also does a great job converting SE sources to balanced, and there are others that use phase splitters or input transformers to accept an SE source and convert it to balanced. So, a balanced source is not mandatory.
post #57 of 902
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
I have heard balanced amps that do an excellent job splitting a single ended input into a balanced signal...
The question is, are the benefits of going balanced worth it compared to the costs. It seems that this amp does not have the new/superior digital volume control that so many are thrilled with in other new portable amps....... net gain is........?
post #58 of 902
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Originally Posted by Beefy View Post
The question is, are the benefits of going balanced worth it compared to the costs. It seems that this amp does not have the new/superior digital volume control that so many are thrilled with in other new portable amps....... net gain is........?
only one way to find out, by trying out the amp for yourself! hopefully, we'll get to do that at canjam 2010, if the final product is not completed by then.
post #59 of 902
I want standardizing the connector of the mini- balance terminal.

This terminal is "E4-191" Series.
http://www.technical-e.co.jp/pdf/parts/micro_4.pdf

The schedule which designates this as de facto standard?
post #60 of 902
OH~~~That`s goood news!

but i have question.Can single end cable transformed to balanced cable by using
adapter??
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