Is the one balanced input on my L-550AX is a true balanced input circuit or simply a balanced jack?

FAQs | Applies to: Luxman L-550AX Pure Class A Integrated Amp


Is the one balanced input on my L-550AX is a true balanced input circuit or simply a balanced jack? Wondering if it is better to run single ended or the balanced jack as my source is the Bricasti M1 which can be run fully balanced or single ended.


Answer:

The L-550AX is not fully balanced, so the balanced input has a balancing transformer. For the best sound quality, you are probably better off using the single ended inputs. Unless you have an input far away from the amplifier.

Applies to: Luxman L-550AX Pure Class A Integrated Amp

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