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Lew, I'll try to explain

Let's start with some basics;

There are manufacturers that produce single ended (RCA connection) gear.

There are manufacturers that continue to produce balanced (XLR) gear.

In theory the XLR gear should blow the RCA gear out of the water. It should be no contest.

Why is the difference so hard to hear?

I have developed a crossover which is balanced.

If I feed my speakers a balanced signal, they blow me out of the water.

I believe a balanced pre amplifiers, and a balanced amplifiers, should blow the competition out of the water. There should be no such thing as a SE High End pre or power. SE should be relegated to mid-fi.

I put forth that my balanced crossover will change the landscape of the high end speaker.

Until you all hear it, these are just keystrokes.

I need to know if my speakers will sound as fabulous with single ended gear, as it does with balanced gear.

I am hopeful a pair will be at AXPONA 2016.

I ask my question again: if I make a new interconnect, one with an RCA at the end, and connect it to my MA-1, will the 'balanced' nature of the audio waveform stay in tact. Or will it now be a single ended signal?.


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