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XLR jacks on balanced headphone amplifiers

post #1 of 4
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Dear all,

 

Many of you are very experienced users of balanced headphone amplifiers.  Are the output XLR (either 2 x 3-pin XLR or single 4-pin) jacks usually female?  Is there an industrial standard?  The jacks I have seen on Audio-gd Phoenix, RSA Apache, Headamp GS-X are all female but I am wondering about the others?  Any advice will be appreciated.

 

Thank you

post #2 of 4

If someone put male XLRs on the output of any amplifier they should be shot.

Not only could you give yourself a horrible jolt but you could easily fry the amp by shorting its output to ground.

 

It would be on a similar (but not quite) level of stupidity as some of the companies popular here using male power sockets on their HV power supplies.

post #3 of 4

Yes, XLR headphone outputs are the inverse of what is normally used when connecting balanced components. The headphone plugs are male and the sockets are female.

post #4 of 4

+1

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