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Balanced / unbalanced

aaron

Hi,
I know this must be very basic. But I want to clear my doubt. What exactly is meant by balanced and unbalanced. Is a three core cable with a stereo pin(3 points) a balanced connection and a mono pin(2 points) a unbalanced connection ?
Thanks
December 10, 2008 @11:36am
DAS

Hi,
I know this must be very basic. But I want to clear my doubt. What exactly is meant by balanced and unbalanced. Is a three core cable with a stereo pin(3 points) a balanced connection and a mono pin(2 points) a unbalanced connection ?
Thanks

Yes, that is the difference in the physical layout of the wires. Conceptually there is more to it. Here is a glimpse...
http://www.sweetwater.com/expert-center/glossary/t--Balanced
December 10, 2008 @01:21pm