Okay... From what I understand by reading through the Net, a balanced signal is something like active noise cancellation headphones (not exactly the same, but the inverse/regular signal thing seems to be that way to me).
External Noise cancellation:
So you've got a hot signal being the regular one and a cold signal being the inverse one. When it reaches a signal processor, should you have noise present in the signal, they get cancelled out. I don't understand this part as to why and how it gets cancelled out. Wikipedia helped to solve this.
Mono or stereo:
Also, from logic, and experience with wiring TRS connectors, it does not make sense to me as to how one can have stereo with one XLR jack. If there are two shared inputs and one ground, isn't that mono? Does it mean that for stereo, one needs two jacks and two cables, or is there some black magic going on in the signal transmitter?
The point of using this in IEMs:
I've seen people using IRIS connectors (through balanced output by the amp) directly connected to their IEMs. What happens is that they jack the connectors to their amps (Ray Samuel's amps or the Cypher Labs Theorem) and play through. What I don't understand is if the signals require processing, then how is it that IEMs can process the sound? Unless the signals have been pre-processed and the IRIS connector is just another connector like the TRS 3.5mm jacks found in phones, but rewired?
Thanks in advance.
Edited by AONihilist - 3/17/14 at 10:55pm