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Because the only place I have found balanced connection to seem to make a difference is driving speakers and headphones. To do balanced in single ended circuits the cleanest way requires transformers, and I think they tend to mess with the bass dynamics. So I am not that big on putting one in the input of a preamp just to run a balanced cable to it. But for some reason that I cannot explain I hear tighter, more punchy bass when the speaker output is wired balanced.

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To do balanced in single ended circuits the cleanest way requires transformers, and I think they tend to mess with the bass dynamics.

What trannies have you tried? I've been using Jensen's JT-11P1s and CineMag's CMLI-15/15Bs for years and have found them to have excellent bass performance (the -3dB for both are well below 1Hz).
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So I am not that big on putting one in the input of a preamp just to run a balanced cable to it.

The beauty part about good input transformers is you don't need to feed them with a balanced cable or even a balanced source. They provide excellent common-mode rejection even from unbalanced sources. A rare case of where you can have your cake and eat (most of) it too. biggrin.gif

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I might be mistaken, but I think we're not meant to post about that site. you might want to edit that post, JamieMcC

 

Some things cannot be unseen >.<

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LOL, sorry--Im on a crack binge 

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LOL, sorry--Im on a crack binge 

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LOL, sorry--Im on a crack binge 

lol

what the heck? Up doing projects adam?

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what the heck? Up doing projects adam?

Hah! I will be soon :D Need my crack and coffee first... :cool:


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what the heck? Up doing projects adam?

Hah! I will be soon :D Need my crack and coffee first... :cool:

LOL!! Alright guys, enough--its really starting to get out of hand!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #129 of 1613

 My mainline build is coming along - currently finishing off the last half dozen or so resistors in the coarse attenuator.  

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Extremely jealous! wink.gif
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Extremely jealous! wink.gif
*Chanting "c4s"*
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@Loquah: Will S.E.X pairs well with HE500? I've heard it didn't do quite well with LCD2. Thanks
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@Loquah: Will S.E.X pairs well with HE500? I've heard it didn't do quite well with LCD2. Thanks

I thought it did very well with the LCD-2s when I owned them.  They did well with the HE-500s as well.  The S.E.X. is quite versatile and sounded good with everything except IEM's, where there was too high a noise floor and almost zero play on the volume control.

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@Loquah: Will S.E.X pairs well with HE500? I've heard it didn't do quite well with LCD2. Thanks

I personally like it with the LCD2's.  With the 3's though it wasn't all that great.  

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I personally like it with the LCD2's.  With the 3's though it wasn't all that great.  

What was the problem with the 3s?
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@Loquah: Will S.E.X pairs well with HE500? I've heard it didn't do quite well with LCD2. Thanks

I hope so. That's one of the key reasons I bought it (for HEs or LCDs). In other words, I can't answer that yet wewewho, but I trust the opinions of others here.
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