RCA XLR quality with adapter
Jun 3, 2008 at 6:00 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5


1000+ Head-Fier
Mar 28, 2006
Just wondering if the quality will be lowered if two RCA to XLR adapters are used on a balanced headphone cable instead of a pair of direct XLR balanced cables. Quality of cables are the same.
Feb 21, 2009 at 6:14 PM Post #2 of 5
Did you ever get an answer to this as I'm on the edge of pulling the trigger on a new LD6 and am wondering the same thing.
Feb 22, 2009 at 1:14 AM Post #3 of 5
The short answer is yes. How much depends on the design of the amp and the quality of the connector. Neutrik adapters have a noticeable degradation. Cardas are much better. I've never heard Furutechs.

If you're interested in the technical details, here's a link. If not, go with my short answer.

Balanced Line Technology
Feb 22, 2009 at 9:20 AM Post #4 of 5
A clear yes from me!
There are several more connection points, in which there will most probably be some signal loss. You may not be able to hear a difference though.

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