Originally Posted by stash64
There are two different/valid configurations... European and American. For whatever reason, Emotiva chose to use the less prevalent (now) American pin arrangement.
I think the potential conflict depends on the wiring in the AVR/AVP. When I was researching for my new AVP I noted that the Marantz products (AVRs and AVPs) have the European configuration. I don't know about Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Arcam, etc. I ended up buying an Anthem AVM 60 which seems to have the American (Canadian?) wiring as I have had no trouble with the XPA-7 Gen 3 driving the main channels on the Anthem.
This discussion has raised another issue for me. When I had a Yamaha AVR and an Onkyo AVR before that, YPAO and Audyssey would identify channels that were out of phase. For the Anthem Room Correction I don't see anything to indicate that it will identify an out of phase channel. Perhaps it does and internally corrects the phase. Something to check when I next run ARC.
BTW - I am using Blue Jeans XLR balanced connections from the Emotiva to the Anthem. They are "regular" XLRs as far as I know.
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