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2 hours ago, It Cost How Much!?! said:

What is the preamp?

That's the thing I am looking to find one :)

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It may be useful to understand what "balanced"  actually means. It means that the signal and return lines have a balanced ie equal impedance to ground. When this happens any noise pick up will be equa

Simple answer - not really. It would be a balanced version of a single ended signal, which is balanced but also isn’t.

Simple question for a simple person  If I have a preamp with both single ended and balanced inputs and outputs would I need to have a balanced input to get a true balanced output or if the input was s

2 minutes ago, mr.me said:

That's the thing I am looking to find one :)

You know that Krell you had...

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It only had single ended inputs and I'm not sure that the outputs were true differentially balanced

Still prefer tubes :)

How you doin' Bob hope you are keeping well.

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The balanced outputs on my dac into the balanced on my integrated sound much better. But then they should as they're a lot louder

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Some of those variable transformer passive preamps from the likes of Stephens and Billingtons offer transformer balanced outputs iirc. 

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4 hours ago, Lawrence001 said:

The balanced outputs on my dac into the balanced on my integrated sound much better. But then they should as they're a lot louder emoji6.png

What if you level-match?

My DAC let's me adjust/match the output level of both outputs but my amplifier only has a single single-ended input.

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What if you level-match?
My DAC let's me adjust/match the output level of both outputs but my amplifier only has a single single-ended input.
I tried but it still sounded better. I don't have a dB volume control so had to do it by ear.

Knowing all about the effects of slight volume differences on dynamics and "drive", I wouldn't want to put it down to balanced sounding inherently better.
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23 hours ago, mr.me said:

It only had single ended inputs and I'm not sure that the outputs were true differentially balanced

Still prefer tubes :)

How you doin' Bob hope you are keeping well.

All is well, pop over when you have time. I have a spare Krell KRC3 if you want to try out your theory. 

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