1. jw2k_fr

    Need COAX digital --> analog balanced XLR or TRS converter

    Looking for a media and signal convertor, ideally with level adjustment. Needs to do DAC duties, plus output signals should have the correct impedance and level. I'd prefer XLR out, but TRS could work. I'm looking for something older, which can (ideally) be found for cheap on the used market...
  2. R

    My headphone's XLR pin or connecter is melting/melted what the ****

    Was just unplugging my AKG K371 and noticed that the XLR connecter's outer tube was a little sticky for some reason. As I took a closer look I was shocked to find that there were some golden liquid stains surrounding the outer XLR connecter tube (it looks something like melted gold in liquid...
  3. Violectric HPA V340 Balanced Headphone AMP / PRE

    Violectric HPA V340 Balanced Headphone AMP / PRE

    VIOLECTRIC HPA V340 The HPA V340 is a new top device in the Violectric range. It offers a powerful balanced headphone amplifier and a pre-amp function. The latest findings from the multiple test winners from Lake People, Violectric and Niimbus were implemented in the headphone amplifier...
  4. AmericaHiFi

    Any color as long as it's black or grey... colored cables?

    I have no clue whether anyone has a 'strong reaction' to interconnects, headphone or speaker cables in bright, or different colors other than "slab grey" or black or sometimes white. Cables are generally hidden, or at least camouflaged with a neutral color, mostly for obvious reasons. My...
  5. S.M.S.L. SP400

    S.M.S.L. SP400

    THXAAA-888 Headphone Amplifier with THX AAA Technology Ultra-compact design Balanced stereo headphone output Pre-amplifier application Balanced stereo line input High precision resistors for temperature stability Pop-less design with high-quality relays High precision and low noise 256-level...


    SQM Stereo XLR 1 Meter Looking for a cable that ends your restless quest? Science says you should minimize microphony and maximize shielding. Through a rational approach, cable design is liberated from the mistiness. SQM is the outcome of the ultimate execution of this strategy. This results...
  7. sorrowdragon

    Know any cheap Audeze Balanced XLR cable?

    Just acquired some LCD-MX4s which are on their way, so in the meantime, I am looking to get a balanced xlr cable for them. The issue is when looking at the usual places, all I see left and right are your typical audiofoolery snake oil nonsense, silver plated this, oxygen free that, constructed...

    Best way to connect from Dual XLR to 3.5mm TRS (or RCA) ?

    Hey all, long time no see. OK I know what you guys are probably thinking (balanced to unbalanced) but hear me out: I have a Cambridge Audio Azur DACMagic which has two outputs - unbalanced RCA, and balanced dual 3-pin XLR. The RCA is in use, going to my main amp which drives my floorstanders. I...
  9. Aune S6 PRO DAC / Balanced Headphone AMP

    Aune S6 PRO DAC / Balanced Headphone AMP

    dual amps can drive almost any headphones. 32bit 768k / 512 dsd all you need with excellent dynamics usb / coaxial, aes, optical inputs variable line out, so the Aune S6 Pro is suitable as a preamplifier !! AKM 4497 chipset 2 channel on amps. usb supports 32 / 768K DSD512 coaxial suppert 32...
  10. PocketClouds

    TRRS vs TRRRS 4.4 balanced?

    Hi, I'm a little perplexed about the 4.4mm TRRS vs TRRRS. I've ordered a custom cable where the one and only option for 4.4mm was with TRRRS jack. I ask for a 4.4 balanced connector but I can't understand if really is. In a site I read TRRRS is balanced and TRRS is single way, on another site...
  11. pichu

    Looking for a DAC with multiple XLR out

    Hey all, i want to connect my Liquid Plat and my active powered ADAM speakers to the same DAC. I currently am using the Mytek Brooklyn. I would really like a DAC with multiple XLR out and the ability to cotrol the volume of my speakers through. Preferably a passive design on the volume control...
  12. paulkemp

    Audio interface (head amp and mic input - To replace Focusrite Scarlet 2i2

    Hi all, after struggling with a Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 2nd generation for a couple a years, I am selling it due to software issues. So, i need recommendations for a new audio interface, that supports the following: Røde XLR Procaster (dynamic - does not need phantom power) Beyerdynamic DT990...
  13. SMSL SP200

    SMSL SP200

    The SP200 is SMSL's newest balanced headphone amplifier employing THX's AAA technology.
  14. Aune S7 Pro

    Aune S7 Pro

  15. bogginhead

    Help (again) with reterminating 1/4 cable to 4-pin XLR (Canare Star Quad)

    I've got everything ready to solder here; I'm reterminating my HE500 cable made by Best In Verse Cables so I can use my balanced amps with them. I have a pretty decent picture / diagram showing me what needs to go to what pin. But I'm having trouble understanding which wires are positive and...
  16. Shane D

    Desktop balanced DAC

    Hi Folks. I am looking to buy a balanced DAC and was just wondering if anybody knew about any great promotions, sales or deals. Particularly in Canada. My budget is under $500.00, which is about $330.00/$340.00 in US funds. Thanks for any input! Shane D
  17. Rinalice

    Balance Cable for DT1990 Help

    Hello, I hope to understand a little more about balance cables and balanced headphones cause I feel I made a purchase mistake. Feel free to comment ahead with feedback, advice or any sort, would really appreciate it! Cable: 3-pin mini XLR to 4-pin XLR Termination [Periapt Cable] Story: I...
  18. AuneAudio

    2019 New Product: aune S6 Pro DAC/Headphone Amplifier with Balanced Outputs

    NOW AVAILABLE! Product page: http://en.auneaudio.com/index.php?s=Home/Article/detail/id/443.html Retail price: 599USD Find your local distributors here: http://en.auneaudio.com/Home/Article/lists/category/68.html
  19. mbphotox

    Affordable USB DAC with XLR and RCA out

    Now, I guess the title sounds like a trick question... I'm looking for a DAC (not portable) with USB and Line In (Coaxial) that offers both RCA phono outputs as well as balanced XLR outs. If it also has a built-in Headphone amp, I won't complain, but I actually don't need that feature. I need...
  20. W

    Looking for an all in one DAC

    I am trying to pick out the DAC that's good for me I'm hoping this even exists but I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction because I am fairly new to the whole audio world so. What I have in mind is some sort of all in one unit that has RCA ports in and out XLR ports in and out...
  21. Chris honor

    connect planar magnetic membrane to xlr female

    Hello, can someone explain, how to connect planar magnetic membrane to xlr female, when you're making headphones. Membrane has two connections + and -, but xlr has ground too. I would be thankful for your help! Or should I use other connections?
  22. H

    iFi iDSD nano Black Label 3.5mm balanced to amp with 2x XLR-3

    So I've ordered the iFi iDSD nano Black label for my new setup. And my old amp only accepts 2x XLR-3 ports as balanced input. Also if I'm not mistaken, the iFi iDSD nano BL will sound best with a 3.5mm TRRS jack. But I haven't seen 3.5mm TRRS to 2x XLR-3 anywhere. All I saw was only 3.5mm TRS...
  23. LOXJIE P20

    LOXJIE P20

    Brand Name: LOXJIE Channels: 2 (2.0) Output Power: 665mW Recommended Headphone Maximum Impedance: 501-600 Ohm Output Type: Balanced Out Input Type: LINE IN (AUDIO IN) Dimensions (WxHxD): 148*70*128 mm Body Material: Aluminum Signal To Noise Ratio: 102 Unbalanced headphones Output Power: 32ohm...
  24. YuLong DAART Aquila DAC

    YuLong DAART Aquila DAC

    http://www.yulongaudio.com/pd.jsp?id=39#_pp=106_674 Features: ● Shielded transformer with a unique character of an isolator, which filters out high frequency noises ● Dop64 and Dop128 supported through SPDIF, Optical and AES. ● PCM 24bit 384KHz supported through SPDIF, Optical and...
  25. Whazzzup

    Audio quest Fire XLR interconnects.

    In preview to my new DX music server I took the opportunity to try out some new cables to interconnect my TT and GSX MK2. I have previously Double Helix Chaperone 3 , a no slouch made to order cable. There was a also a distance issue I had ordered .75 M cable that was tight but worked from DHC...