Balanced vs Unbalanced Audio
The subject of balanced vs unbalanced audio connections is probably the most important subject that all Musicians need to understand and utilize when setting up any and all music equipment (especially PA systems). Musicians that need to set up their personal gear or any size PA system can benefit from the information below. There is a link to the handout below that can be printed out for future reference.
Understanding Balanced vs UnBalanced Audio Connections is a very important aspect of setting audio systems, and for all musicians that want to ensure that they are hooking up their equipment properly. Many mistakes are made when connecting up PA equipment, and even personal equipment rigs that can be avoided just by understanding the difference between balanced and unbalanced connections. Unwanted noise, hum, hiss, and buzzing can occur from using the wrong cable! Musicians should take advantage of the many technical pages that are available on this website to further their “technical” knowledge. It could save you time and money.