By the way, BALANCED audio uses 3 pinned connectors, sometimes refered to as Cannon or XLR connectors. UNBALANCED , mostly, RCA connectors- A single pin protruding from a shell.
Signal leads from turntables use RCA connectors. But the output from the phono preamp could be either RCA or cannon, xlr connector.


Robert Hodge,
Senior Engineer
Belfer Audio Archive
Syracuse University
222 Waverly Ave .
Syracuse N.Y. 13244-2010

315-443- 7971

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We are doing some re-arranging of our studio here at the shop.  We're 
encountering hum from the audio cables being in proximity of power cables 
and possibly from florescent lighting (!)   Is there some way to shield 
audio cables from the influence of power sources?  I've read that one 
should always cross audio and power cables rather than having them run in 
parallel.  Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Kurt & Diane Nauck

c/o Nauck's Vintage Records
22004 Sherrod Ln.
Spring, TX  77389

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