Originally Posted by Mastergill
For me dual mono means Left and Right channel completely separeted.
Like dual mono amp, two separated monoblocks.
But maybe my English is wrong, anyway phone drivers have only 2 wires so i don't know how you can drive them in real balanced mode. The amp can be balanced OK, but not the phone i guess.
You can use also a ground conductor, for each channel, besides the two signal ones, and just hook it at the amp end....if is that what you are trying to figure with balanced operation.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but IMO "balanced" means one conductor for signal and other for return, for each channel for separate (like two monoblocks, as you say)......most of the times, the ground in the balanced gear, is just used, like in pro audio, to reject noise or the like, but not for any signal related use....as it is not part of the signal at all, and the ground will not give you any improvement other than this noise rejection IIRC.....
Anyway here is one definition, just in case:
Balanced line: A transmission line consisting of two conductors in the presence of ground, capable of being operated in such a way that when the voltages of the two conductors at all transverse planes are equal in magnitude and opposite in polarity with respect to ground, the currents in the two conductors are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction.