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May 3, 2021 at 2:16 PM Post #76,081 of 82,409

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May 3, 2021 at 2:42 PM Post #76,082 of 82,409

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The advantage of balanced in a situation where noise is being picked up, is it is cancelled out - noise picked up one one signal conductor being cancelled by the other conductor being opposite polarity. Plain old telephone service (POTS) is balanced, the earth conductor being literally that.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced_audio
Ah I see, am I right to say that if I am on single-ended, it is not possible to gain such benefits even with the use of a DI box?
 
May 3, 2021 at 4:22 PM Post #76,083 of 82,409

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Ah I see, am I right to say that if I am on single-ended, it is not possible to gain such benefits even with the use of a DI box?
If you are single ended and not having induced noise or hum issues, then i see no reason to go balanced. In my case, I'm balanced for 2 reasons

1) I'm using Vidars in Mono mode, requiring a balanced input - supplied by the Freya S
2) I'm using a Yggdrasill which offers balanced outputs

You are correct, a DI box (a good one with Jensen Transformers will run you a couple of hundred) will eliminate issues with long cable runs, etc - but do you need this? I actually considered the idea of converting my Video output to balanced via Jensen, in order to be able to use the Freya S in passive mode with all sources - however, I prefer the Active 1 mode at this point.
 
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It is in Texas. That's a state call, per the FDA.

BTW - While others have the food pyramid, here in TX we have the food dodecahedron. 😏
 
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May 3, 2021 at 8:45 PM Post #76,088 of 82,409

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Which is not working out. How again the vta on Sol? You loosen the little phillips screw, and do what? I turn the knob and the pivot stays put. It's frozen in place. Am I an idiot? I should just hammer it up ... oh, pull it with pliers?

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Which is not working out. How again the vta on Sol? You loosen the little phillips screw, and do what? I turn the knob and the pivot stays put. It's frozen in place. Am I an idiot? I should just hammer it up ... oh, pull it with pliers?
Have you watched Conrad Hoffman’s Sol set up video? It’s on this page.

http://conradhoffman.com/chsw.htm

I was unable to copy a direct link to the video from my phone, sorry!
 
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Have you watched Conrad Hoffman’s Sol set up video? It’s on this page.

http://conradhoffman.com/chsw.htm

I was unable to copy a direct link to the video from my phone, sorry!
Yeah, he skipped the exact problem I had but I figured it out. Now I am on to new problems. Ah, records.

And now, he did show the other issue I was having. Thanks!
 
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May 4, 2021 at 4:01 AM Post #76,092 of 82,409

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If you are single ended and not having induced noise or hum issues, then i see no reason to go balanced. In my case, I'm balanced for 2 reasons

1) I'm using Vidars in Mono mode, requiring a balanced input - supplied by the Freya S
2) I'm using a Yggdrasill which offers balanced outputs

You are correct, a DI box (a good one with Jensen Transformers will run you a couple of hundred) will eliminate issues with long cable runs, etc - but do you need this? I actually considered the idea of converting my Video output to balanced via Jensen, in order to be able to use the Freya S in passive mode with all sources - however, I prefer the Active 1 mode at this point.
Hmm, I am not sure too about the noise or hum, if any they seem to be RF related
 
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It is in Texas. That's a state call, per the FDA.

BTW - While others have the food pyramid, here in TX we have the food dodecahedron. 😏
Thanks for adding to my ( limited) vocabulary @Ripper2860
I didn't know what a dodecahedron was until I read your post :beyersmile:
I always learn something important from this forum!
 
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Nice to know that my nonsense can sometimes serve to enlighten and educate. :D
 
May 4, 2021 at 9:02 AM Post #76,095 of 82,409

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Nice to know that my nonsense can sometimes serve to enlighten and educate. :D
Now, don't let it go to your head. Remember you're here to confound and obfuscate! :smile:
 

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