TRS I/O versus XLR I/O

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    ianhind
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    Reading the spec sheet, it shows THD on the XLR inputs, but shows nothing for the TRS inputs.

    Just wondering if the TRS path is cleaner for line level devices due to avoiding a mic pre or if they have a lower grade converter compared to the XLR ins.

    Plan on inserting a Waves MaxxBCL on my main L/R and trying to keep it clean as possible (AES out, either TRS or XLR back in)

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    KeithJ A&H
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    @ianhind

    All inputs use the same convertors so the only difference will be the mic preamp.
    By using the TRS to bypass this, you may be able to run some tests and show a difference in THD and/or noise, but as you will notice from the specs on the preamps, the THD+N difference between 0dB and 30dB gain is 0.001%THD and 1dBu, so they’re rather clean and I’d be surprised if you could hear any difference.

    Cheers,
    Keith

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    ianhind
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    Great, thanks Keith!

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