- Dec 13, 2010
The gain will be different, so difficult to make an objective comparison.
But the less signal conversions = better.
So, if you have a true balanced source (and/or use longer cables) use XLR, otherwise use RCA, simple as that.
I agree, it is difficult to make objective comparison because you're always changing the volume to compensate for the difference in gain.
But there seems to be a better balance with 1/2 the output gain of the RCA compared to XLR with SR-009.
I fell I get better sound at higher volumes from the BHSE using RCA than XLR (at what I'm guessing is close to the same level of volume).
So I just wondered if anyone else has tried the same thing, and what their experience was.