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G23lover
11-17-2005, 23:06
On a piece of music equipment I have to connect I can either use balanced 1/4" TRS input or balanced XLR (mic) cable.

Is one better than the other, are their pros and cons to using either??

Thanks

Rev. Craig

grokdesigns
11-21-2005, 16:19
I don't know, but this may answer your question:
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.audio.pro/browse_thread/thread/5da8181a6743f3b7/79ed2b136f3ae755%2379ed2b136f3ae755?sa=X&oi=groupsr&start=0&num=3

DeadMansLife
11-21-2005, 16:36
I'd use the XLR whenever possible but I believe it is more important to use as few connections as possible. Don't connect a TRS input into a XLR converter if you can plug the TRS straight in.

Gallium
11-24-2005, 07:47
Originally posted by G23lover
On a piece of music equipment I have to connect I can either use balanced 1/4" TRS input or balanced XLR (mic) cable.

Is one better than the other, are their pros and cons to using either??

Thanks

Rev. Craig

Craig,

If both are balanced, there is no advantage / disadvantage - outside of impedance matching / mismatching.

If the TRS were unbalanced, then that would be a whole nother story.

'Drew