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balanced solder connections

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by CogPaul, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. CogPaul

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    I am getting one of our technicians at work to put XLR's on some silver cable I had going spare for me. It appears that there is some debate over grounding wiring for balanced and true balanced designs. I have been told to ground only at the source end of the interconnect for a true balanced design?

    Anyone with experience of creating XLR interconnects care to comment on grounding at one vs grounding at both ends?

    many thanks

    Paul
     
  2. ReTrO

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    Sounds right to me, not ever used them so not actual hands-on knowledge. It's what I do with my unbalanced phonos though.

    What plugs are you going to use? The Neutrik ones seem to be the best to me, very easy to get hold of also, from Maplin etc.
     
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    Neutrik are the only way to go for XLR connections

    Used in all professional studios, very robust and secure connection
     
  4. CogPaul

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    Thanks Retro - I will tell him to ground at the source end only.

    I am using Neutriks - seemed very popular, reasonably priced and I couldn't seem to find an online supplier of switchcraft xlr's for me to compare prices.
     

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