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Idea for future revision. Swap out the 3.5mm single-ended output for a 4.4mm balanced. You can buy a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter for like $2, making the seperate output somewhat redundant. The 4.4 would be far more useful imo.
I don't know, 4.4 still isn't nearly as common as 3.5. Though including both would've certainly been a best case scenario.
The commonality of 3.5mm is exactly why i feel 4.4 would be more useful. 1/4" to 3.5mm converters are available cheaply pretty much everywhere that sells electronics. I'm pretty sure you can even find them in alot of dollar stores. While i am not even sure if there is such a thing as a 4-pin XLR male to 4.4mm female adapter (I have seen the opposite on Amazon). If there is, they are very obscure.
I agree that native outputs for everything would be optimal, but i doubt that will happen. Swapping the 3.5 for a 4.4 would be much easier to do, and would make basically every connector type easily useable (4.4 male to 2.5 female adapters are also fairly easy to find on Amazon).
Well a company is going to largely cater to the wide audience rather than the small edge cases, which 4.4 falls under. Drop, for instance, provides adapters for 2.5 to XLR. I just know that catering to a smaller audience doesn't benefit a company from a cost to profit ratio.
Like I totally get where you're coming from, but we have to consider practical applications over personal importance you know?
The new Topping DX7 Pro has this configuration with the 4.4. mm bal output. Maybe they read your comment :)
Edit: actually, excuse me, I realize what you were trying to say now. Took it the wrong way.
Are you on drugs bud? The DX7 Pro has a built in DAC that's one of the best ever measured. And it's only about $600 on most sites.