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dsmit125
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Nov 10, 2016
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Why balanced hp output and no balanced analog input option? Kind of defeats the purpose a bit... in my mind, atleast.
Nov 10, 2016
socks_OCD
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Nov 10, 2016
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Most audiophile speaker amps have bridged outputs available (what we refer to as a balanced headphone connection), yet only RCA inputs. The term 'balanced' is improperly used or misunderstood when it comes to headphone amplifiers. Both channels have their own isolated ground (+ - Left and + - Right) from input to headphone output. Layman's terms is that the RCA connection of the LP HPA RS 08 doesn't limit the headphone connection in any way. Edit: adding two links for you. https://www.headphone.com/pages/balanced-headphones-guide http://violectric-usa.com/download/Balanced%20Headphone%20Amplifier%20Explained.pdf
Nov 10, 2016
davidespinosa
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Nov 10, 2016
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The primary function of a balanced input is to eliminate noise that is picked up on the way to the amp. Since the RS 08 is typically used with a DAC that sits only a foot away, there's no need for a balanced input.
On the other hand, if you really believe in balanced design, then you need an amp that's balanced from input to output. There are very few of those.
See the links that socks_OCD posted above!
Nov 10, 2016
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