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XLR vs. TRS cable ?????

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by G23lover, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. G23lover

    G23lover Holy Shooter

    On a piece of music equipment I have to connect I can either use balanced 1/4" TRS input or balanced XLR (mic) cable.

    Is one better than the other, are their pros and cons to using either??


    Rev. Craig

  2. DeadMansLife

    DeadMansLife Senior Member

    May 7, 2000
    Carlisle, PA
    I'd use the XLR whenever possible but I believe it is more important to use as few connections as possible. Don't connect a TRS input into a XLR converter if you can plug the TRS straight in.
  3. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

    Mar 26, 2003

    If both are balanced, there is no advantage / disadvantage - outside of impedance matching / mismatching.

    If the TRS were unbalanced, then that would be a whole nother story.