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XLR vs. D-Sub Quality?
Old 5th August 2002
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XLR vs. D-Sub Quality?


Have any of you notice better quality in your signals going in, out of gear with XLR connectors vs. D-Sub connectors, the wire/cable gauge being the same?

Old 5th August 2002
My mic to mic pre part of the patchbay is XLR.

Old 5th August 2002
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Not really. When given a choice between XLR or TRS I'll go with XLR's every time because there's more surface contact area. But, overall I worry about bigger things like if the clients are happy and the bills are paid.
Old 5th August 2002
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I don't worry at all, since all of the connections in and out of my console except the inputs to the on board preamps are made with D-Subs. That includes all of the harnesses to the patch bay.
Old 6th August 2002
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no worries here either .... everything on the patch is TRS .... even the mic to mic pre connections.

PT interfaces hook up with D-subs .... to the patchbays TRS.

The only XLR's used are for AES connections and the mic plugs in the recording room.
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