Originally Posted by sivadselim
What is "wrong", exactly? That the outputs aren't used simultaneously or that the same connection provided by those cables can be made with RCA Y-splitters or XLR Y-splitters?HERE
is a link to the VDA-2's manual.
Both. Did you look at the manual?
The device sends signal to both RCA jacks at the same time, but with opposite polarity. The switch on the front determines which of the the outputs is in phase with the input, and which is out of phase.
A balanced XLR connector has + - and ground. The xlr-rca splitter cable shown is somewhat of a unique product. It takes the + and ground from xlr and sends it to one rca, it takes the - and ground from the xlr and sends it to the other rca. A simple Y splitter does not do this. I suppose you could build something like this using an xlr splitter, then two xlr to rca converters (one of which used the + signal, the other the - signal). But that would probably require modifying one or both xlr to rca converters.
I've never seen another cable like that. I'm not sure if anybody else uses that method to output a balanced signal. It would be easy enough to build if you wanted to do that, or you could have one custom built. But why not just buy the one they sell?