This Flashback Sales 'Pseudo balanced' cable can be used to join the balanced output of a source fitted with a balanced output on 2 x 3 pin male XLR connectors to a preamp or intefrated amplifier, fitted with 2 x phono/RCA input sockets.
Most domestic hi-fi equipment requires un-balanced audio
For the very best results when connecting a balanced source to an un-balanced amplifier, a passive or active box should be used to convert the balanced signal to an un-balanced signal properly. The boxes can be found at any good 'pro' audio store, such as Canford Audio.
In some situations, this cable offers a low cost alternative and may help to minimise ground loops.
The cable type is Performance Balanced.
The cable is wired XLR pin 2 - signal input in phono/RCA, XLR pin 3 - screen of signal input in phono/RCA plug. The screen of the cable runs its full length from pin 1 in the XLR but is not connected to the phono/RCA plugs.
The XLR connectors are from the Neutrik NC series.