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Old 07-15-2018, 03:17 PM
ctsooner ctsooner is offline
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I have the same components for now and used the AQ WEL balanced. I used the Niagara balanced for a year or so. I had the single ended in too and it wasn't even close. The noise floor dropped big time and everything was better in balanced mode. It was also a bit louder, so I had to turn it down when in balanced mode. Not scientific, but it didn't need to be as the ears said it all and pretty quickly.

Ayre is all dual differentially balanced adn that's why it sounds best in balance mode. There is a reason the dealers show it this way too.
Ayre AX-5/Twenty,QX5,MacMini/HynesLPS,Vandersteen Quatro's
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