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Old 07-06-2018, 11:57 AM
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I went back and forth several times with balanced vs unbalanced connections trying to hear a difference on my MC1201's earlier this year. It wasn't a dramatic change but I found myself preferring the balanced connection. The specs say it's 4db quieter with the balanced connection so that may have something to do with my findings.
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Iíve auditioned both balanced and unbalanced interconnects of the same brand and model between my fully balanced ARC preamp and Ayre amps. Thereís is no contest in my system, as the balanced interconnects won hands down. However, YMMV, so itís best to do a home audition with both unbalanced and balanced cables the same make and model in your own system and you be the judge of what sound best.
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Helpful responses all. Thanks guys. I just wanted some opinions.
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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.
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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.


This seems to be the consensus opinion. Iím gonna give it a shot. It sounds good right now so reluctant to tamper with it but less noise is always a good thing.
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