Originally Posted by snazz123
Like many of you, I can't wait to hear more about the BDP-95 from Oppo!
I am unfamiliar with XLR Balanced Outputs and would like to know more from folks who know about this audio feature.
1) I've seen the cable for these three-pin jacks. Are the XLR Balanced Outputs intended to plug into an audio receiver that has these jacks as well?
2) I've seen XLR plugs to RCA Phono Plugs (Blu-ray to Receiver). Is this a way to get a benefit from XLR output or does XLR plug to RCA Phono Plug kill the XLR benefit?
3) Or, since my receiver has no XLR jack should I just use the standard RCA Phono to RCA Phono (red, right/white, left) connections?
I'd gladly get the XLR to Phono cables, though, if that gives me some advantages.
4) What are the advantages, in general, of XLR Balanced Outputs in audio reproduction (Stereo)?
Thanks, in advance, for your feedback!
Just prowling the thread looking for information like everyone else! I can't wait for the 95.
You should do a seach, as this subject has been discussed many times.
2) kills the benefit, but the question should be: how much benefit was there in first place?
3) RCAs are fine for short interconnect runs
4) XLRs are used for very long runs where common mode noise cancellation is beneficial, such as long microphone cabling, especially in noisy environments. For most typical home audio installations, they are unnecessary. But, if you have the connections, feel free to use them!