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post #91 of 182
Thread Starter 
Edited my first pic post.
post #92 of 182
Thanks for the edited photos everyone and i apologise about the slowness of the images, if they're running off me then they're on a 128kbps link. not the most efficient server, but hey enjoy the guide. :P
post #93 of 182
Oohh, those are nice pics!

Can someone explain the difference between balanced and unbalanced? Would certain cables be incompatible with the balanced setup?
post #94 of 182
Thread Starter 
Yes, in order to use it in balanced mode you must have balanced cables (that have 2 signal carriers per channel, and XLR or 1/4" plugs) and an amp with balanced input, like the Grace, Blockhead, custom Gilmore, etc. Balanced means that each channel runs two signals, the original or positive, and the inverted (180 degrees out of phase) or negative, the amp then uses the difference to eliminate noise and hum, and is useful for making very long cable runs as well. Ed and I didn't notice a major sound quality difference between the card running balanced or unbalanced, however the balanced card does output a higher volume level, with less ground loop hum if that is a problem with your amp.
post #95 of 182
Sh*t.

I guess I found the limits of Photobucket.

Gotta get another host.....

-Ed
post #96 of 182
Send them to me, i'll host.
post #97 of 182
Image links fixed.

-Ed
post #98 of 182
Cool. Looking forward to the painted numbers guide
post #99 of 182
Quote:
Originally posted by Iron_Dreamer
Yes, in order to use it in balanced mode you must have balanced cables (that have 2 signal carriers per channel, and XLR or 1/4" plugs) and an amp with balanced input, like the Grace, Blockhead, custom Gilmore, etc. Balanced means that each channel runs two signals, the original or positive, and the inverted (180 degrees out of phase) or negative, the amp then uses the difference to eliminate noise and hum, and is useful for making very long cable runs as well. Ed and I didn't notice a major sound quality difference between the card running balanced or unbalanced, however the balanced card does output a higher volume level, with less ground loop hum if that is a problem with your amp.
Thanks for the explanation, that clears that up.
post #100 of 182
Wodgy, Glassman, and everyone else, here are the optimized full resolution pics courtesy of CEO Matt. It's slow, but download it. It's a very detailed pic, right down to all the dust on the card.

Full Res Stock RME PAD Front

Full Res Stock RME PAD Rear

So what needs to be removed and other mods to complete the balanced output mod?

-Ed
post #101 of 182
My offer to host stands if you want to take advantage of it.
post #102 of 182
How fast is your host? Can you host those two pics, two posts above?

They are a hair under 1000K each.

Thanks,
-Ed
post #103 of 182
check where and through which conponents does the signal from green marked pins go.. down the way to the TRS..
post #104 of 182
Oops, forgot I could just download them and host myself without getting you to upload to me

Working on it as we type.
post #105 of 182
Ok, hopefully my host is faster:

stock back

stock front
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