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Yet another question about balanced vs unbalanced signals

Not sure which is the best forum for this, but am trying Cable Asylum first.

I am auditioning a new integrated tube amp that has only one pair of balanced inputs (XLR). So I have to choose between phono and DAC which to connect to the balanced port. Both units have XLR output, but the sources feeding the DAC are unbalanced.

Int Amp = Ayon Spirit III
Phono stage = Rogue Ares
Phono cart = Dyna 20X2L
DAC = CI Audio VDA-2 with balanced output option
Digital sources fed through the DAC = CAL CD transport (RCA) and SonicOrbiter (Toslink)
Cables are Cardas Cross XLR (phono) and Harmonic Tech XLR (DAC)

The question is: Which source will benefit more from the balanced connection?

Thanks in advance.



. . . in theory, practice and theory are the same; in practice, they are different . . .



Edits: 02/10/17

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Topic - Yet another question about balanced vs unbalanced signals - tlea 06:04:57 02/10/17 (8)

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