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flanker
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Dec 8, 2018
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIAPJ_1Ruys Very good explanation (good details) and review about THX AAA 789
Dec 8, 2018
Reach
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Dec 9, 2018
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The video you linked shows the external features of the amp well, but the reviewer claims this amp is a fully balanced amp. This amp uses op-amps in the signal path and is not fully balanced.
Dec 9, 2018
verifonix
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Dec 15, 2018
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the result sounds great though, so budget balanced or not I would not worry personally
Dec 15, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Dec 18, 2018
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That and balanced interconnects matter more in the chain anyhow. The 789 is fully differential which is what matters anyhow and gives it the performance it has. Andrew Mason straight up said them making the unit fully balanced would have shot the price up for no tangible performance increase. In his own words: "Bottom line: The output of this 789 is balanced (XLR-4) and unbalanced (3.5mm or 1/4"). And the inputs can be balanced (XLR-3's) or unbalanced (RCA). Errata: The signal path internally is fully differential throughout (per Putzeys), but is NOT truly balanced in a few sections. We preserve the full signal integrity but we avoid increasing the retail price for no measurable benefit."
Dec 18, 2018
verifonix
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Dec 18, 2018
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Not sure a tube buffer would add much but what would you propose?
Dec 18, 2018
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