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3 Meter (10ft) 8-Channel 1/4inch TRS Male to XLR Male Snake Cable
Connect up to eight channels of audio between equipment with 1/4-inch TRS jacks and devices with XLR jacks using this 8-Channel 1/4-inch TRS Male to XLR Male Snake Cable from Monoprice!
This snake cable features eight balanced mono or unbalanced stereo lines with color coded wires (red, white, green, yellow, black, blue, gray, and brown). Each wire is constructed of a pair of 26 AWG conductors with aluminum foil shielding to protect from stray EM and RF interference.
The wires are terminated in 1/4-inch TRS plugs at one end and in XLR plugs at the other.
Questions and Answers
So back to you question, essentially stereo and balanced cables are the same. The actual "balanced part" has to do with the electronics on each end. The transmitter creates 2 signals exactly opposite to each other. When one is at +1V the other is at -1V and so on. At the receiving end the DIFFERENCE between the two is amplified. If anything is added to the signal (such as hum) it would be added to both wires/signals. In other words +1V and +1V on each line. The difference between the two is 0. So the hum is eliminated at the receiving end.
As for the cable it doesn't care what 2 signals (stereo or balanced) it carries.
9 months ago
PROS: Cheap, well built, cosmetically pleasing, . . .did I mention cheap? Connectors and cable are beefy.
PROS: HQ connectors, flexible, great shielding
PROS: Sturdy connectors
CONS: Brown, grey, and black colors are hard to tell apart on a dark stage.
The good news is, even with replacing the TRS connectors & tidying up the soldering, the snake is cheap enough to still be a good value.