Interconnects, speaker wire, power cords. Ask the Cable Guys.
Message Sort: Post Order or Asylum Reverse Threaded
17' unbalanced v balanced with transformer
|Posted on June 25, 2012 at 09:19:02|
Location: Montecito, CA
Joined: September 6, 2006
I recently bought a pair of KEF 107/2s designed to be used with a 107/2 KUBE, an active crossover with equalization. The KUBE has only RCA connectors. I've been using 17' Blue Jeans balanced lines from a Cary 11a processor to a Proceed Amp 3, and can continue to do so if I use Jensen ISOMAX transformers at the amps to transition from XLR to RCA. Without the ISOMAX the XLR/RCA transition introduces an audible sizzle to an otherwise inaudible noise floor.
A 17' unbalanced Blue Jeans LC-1 cable would eliminate the need for ISOMAX transformers and be a neater setup, but I don't want to sacrifice audio quality or add noise.
Advice, comments, recommendations please.