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Build O2 Amp with XLR Output?
tehprairiedog
post Jan 11 2013, 20:56
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Hi everyone!

I was wondering with DIY amps like the O2 if it's theoretically possible to use a 3 pin XLR jack instead of 3.5mm or 1/4 inch? I'm sorry if this is a really stupid question, but I haven't really been able to find an answer. If it isn't possible, what is the difference between 3 pin XLR and 1/4 inch that makes this impossible?

Any explanation would be greatly appreciated smile.gif
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2tec
post Jan 11 2013, 22:14
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QUOTE (tehprairiedog @ Jan 11 2013, 13:56) *
I was wondering with DIY amps like the O2 if it's theoretically possible to use a 3 pin XLR jack instead of 3.5mm or 1/4 inch?

I've also considered this but haven't found a credible source that thinks it's worthwhile. What I do find is stuff like,

"Within home stereo equipment, which in general is all unbalanced, it makes sense to use unbalanced cable through out the system. Using balanced cables within this scenario does not make a large amount of sense, since the transitions between the two types of audio will outweigh the benefits." ~ http://soundinfo.wikidot.com/ballanced-vs-unballanced-audio

Also some general info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced_audio

and maybe this is what you need?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DI_unit


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