- It takes twice the circuitry to make a balanced input
- If you feed a balanced amplifier a single ended signal it defeats its balanced benefits
- Only a handful of devices actually enjoy the benefits of a balanced input, the majority are fakes
- Single ended circuits sound better because they are simpler
It takes about ten years of hard work to become an overnight success. In the case of balanced audio, it took many more than ten. Balanced audio has been around as long as there have been audio transformers in use—and that's a long, long time. I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the subject of balanced audio and we'll start with common myths. Common myths Boy, we Audiophiles sure have a lot of myths. Right? Everything from conspiracies to misunderstandings becoming fact. Let's look at just a few of the Audiophile myths concerning balanced audio.
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