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DAC XLR output to balanced and unbalanced input via Y-cable: okay? Digital Converters
Old 7th January 2018
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Question DAC XLR output to balanced and unbalanced input via Y-cable: okay?

My goal:

Output DAC signal to a balanced amp and unbalanced sub.

Plan:

DAC XLR output to balanced and unbalanced input via Y-cable: okay?-y-cable.jpg

That's a Crane Song Solaris output to both a Bryston 4B pro and a Martin Logan sub.


Is this okay? Will it break anything?
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Old 7th January 2018
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The connection to the unbalanced input will unbalance the interconnect system. But a balanced input will work as an unbalanced input in an unbalanced interconnect system.
Old 7th January 2018
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Yes, as @Speedskater said, using the unbalanced RCA connection to the Martin Logan sub will UN-balance the connection between your Crane Song Solaris source and your Bryston 4B destination. This may very well have no adverse affect at all, but in any case it is very unlikely to "break" anything. Only you can do the experiment with your own gear to see if it will work properly with simply Y-adapters, etc.
Old 1 week ago
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Holy crap, the solution was right in the subwoofer manual :

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I've completely ignored the purpose of high-level. I see how it works now.

DUH
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Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by satisfaction2009 View Post
Holy crap, the solution was right in the subwoofer manual :



I've completely ignored the purpose of high-level. I see how it works now.

DUH

YES you are an idiot <GRIN> and how many of us have probably overlooked something similar. Have a GREAT week!
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