The Proper Way To Connect a Balanced Output To an Unbalanced Input
When connecting a balanced output to an unbalanced input on modern audio gear, the proper way to do so is to connect the non-inverted output on the balanced output to the unbalanced input, and leave the inverted output unconnected. Many adapter cables, designed primarily for use with microphones, short the unused output pin to ground. While most equipment, including ours, will tolerate this without damage, it is not recommended, and may unnecessarily stress the output circuitry on your processor or preamp. This adapter was specifically designed to work optimally on modern balanced audio gear - and leaves the unused output line unconnected.
No magic. Simply performance
These new high-quality cables deliver the performance you need in a slim, flexible, easy to route cable. Solid brass connector bodies, with a durable and attractive black surface finish, overmolded internal connections, and heavy gold plating on all electrical contact surfaces ensure a long trouble free service life. Flexible well shielded cable offers excellent electrical performance and protects the integrity of the audio signal. Precision engineered narrow profile connectors offer plenty of clearance for the closely spaced connectors on the rear panel of modern high-channel-count processors.
If you’re tired of hearing about cables that redefine the laws of physics and promise magical transformations of your system, you’ll find Emotiva’s new e-Connects a refreshing change. There’s no hype or hand-waving here—just the highest level of workmanship and performance. Emotiva e-Connects start with superior materials and components, manufactured to our stringent quality control standards for many years of flawless operation. Engineered by an experienced design team, they reflect our respect for proven, scientific methods. Emotiva e-Connects. Superb performance made affordable.
- Specifically designed for connecting a balanced XLR output to an unbalanced RCA input
- 10” overall length
- Solid brass connector bodies with durable black finish
- Heavy gold plating on all electrical contact surfaces
- Over-molded subchassis for strength and corrosion resistance
- Rubber strain reliefs for added durability
- Tough yet flexible rubberized PVC insulation
- Oxygen-free copper conductors with full shielding
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Really good build quality. Good that it’s an adapter with short cable between the connectors. Because of this they are alot easier to handle and do not grow outwards as much in the back, which could be a problem for some. For me though I think they could be a little shorter.
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