In terms of sound, I don't think there is (single ended = 2nd order harmonic, balanced = 3rd order harmonic I believe). The main reason was that originally I was using an ACA (originally) and 86dB drivers, and I wasn't sure if I'd have enough puff. Going balanced would mean higher output. But with the Aleph J I have way more volume than I need, so for now I'll stick to single ended.Is there an advantage of running these balanced outside of the xls? That looks really nice! Where did you get the Chassis? Are you happy with the quality?
Cool! I covet the D90... looks like a really nice DAC. I'd be interested in how you find it.Thanks. I am getting a DAC (D90) today with some balanced inputs and had thought about going down the XLR road. From what I understand, it is a good idea to have the preamp far away from the power supply section. However, if you're not getting any noise, I suspect it isn't a problem.
Probably a specialty of the alepgh, but—what are those wires (1 black, 1 red) going from left to right channel?
Despite this: I quite like it!
Naaaah. Norway is full of environmentalists. One of them picked up those Nichicon porn-caps in Japan, and bicycled them to my house. Took some time, but environmentally friendly, and VAT, freight and import tax free!Too expensive......after Import Tax, Freight and VAT!