Post by LCSeminole on Jul 19, 2018 18:13:33 GMT -5
I primarily use Emotiva's XLR cables for everything, but when I have specialty XLR cables I have used ProAudioLA. They offer custom lengths from Mogami, Gotham & Canare with your choice of XLR connectors. They also offer headphone extension cables that are well built and don't cost an arm & a leg like most of the specialty cabling companies.
Unfortunately NOW they are more expensive then the 36$ per in 6 foot when I bought 'em. Lifetime investment in a space where you CAN afford the 'Best There Is'.
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I can't find the Emotiva XLR cables on the new website so I am assuming they are discontinued.
I need XLR cables for my preamp to my XPA-3.
I also have an Emotiva 5 channel amp running my 4 surrounds (2 rear and 2 side) and am interested in a XLR on one end RCA on the other end for this if you think that's better than RCA. I have the UPA-500 which does not have balanced inputs.
What do you recommend? Thanks.
No advantage at XLR balanced one end and RCA at the other. Since you cannot take advantage of the common mode noise cancellation balanced XLR to XLR or Balanced TRS offers since one end, the RCA is unbalanced. It doesn't hurt anything either, it is still running unbalanced since the Invert leg of the balanced signal is not used.
Your better off RCA to RCA to get the same thing as XLR to RCA. But after that it is a personal call. But electronically no advantage gained.
Again you aren't hurting anything either too if you go RCA to XLR.