O wise oracle known as gearslutz, I beseech you, hear my humble plea.
I have googled, I have searched the oracle and come close, but a certain surety of mind eludes me thus far. I am sure that it is due to my feeble mind, for which i deeply apologize.
I went to go hook up my recently acquired stargate 323 and noticed that the xlr connections on the back had writing above stating:
INPUT AND OUTPUT ARE ACTIVE DIFFERENTIAL. REFER TO MANUAL FOR INTERFACING TECHNIQUES.
Refer to manual? You mean I don't just plug the xlr's in? I found the manual online, but being more musician than engineer, I can't be sure of what all the technical stuff was really saying.
Can someone please enlighten me? Is this something other than just a standard XLR connection? Or is "active differential" just another way of saying "balanced"?
Thank you in advance for any and all guidance on this.