2 x 6.35mm 1/4" Stereo TRS Jack Lead/Balanced Signal Audio Patch Cable / 2 Pack 3m Black/Black
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TRS cables are among the most useful accessories you can have in your home or studio. Whether you are a hobbyist, an audio professional, or even just a casual music listener, you may find it useful to have a few of these handy. Another secret I share with you: midi doesn’t transfer any audio signal. Really? No. You won’t need a buffer or overdrive for your midi signal.
The ability for a TRS cable to carry 2 lines of audio makes it capable of transferring both 'balanced' and 'stereo' audio. A balanced audio signal consists of 2 versions of the one signal (normal + inverted), so in essence balanced audio is 2 individual signals, it's just that these are combined by the input device to create one 'noiseless' signal. Audio mixers and processors will often have balanced TRS inputs and outputs. A balanced connection can help reduce noise from electromagnetic interference by using a technique that sends two copies of a signal 180 degrees out of phase with each other. There’s a more complete explanation of how balanced interfaces work hereIf you mix a TRS stereo signal with a mono TS connection, you will lose the right side of the stereo signal, since the Ring and Sleeve are connected. If the ground is connected with an audio signal it’s a short circuit and the signal will be muted. “Pedal feelings!“ In balanced cables, interference tends to affect the signals flowing through the positive and negative conductors to different extents (i.e., in an unbalanced manner), and this affects the quality of sound. The bottom line is – XLR is fantastic for studio recording, and also works well for live performances. If superb sound quality is what you are after, XLR is your best bet.
TRS Is More Affordable and Ubiquitous: Although XLR is more robust, tougher, and less susceptible to shorts, TRS is a more widespread cable connector type because it’s so cheap. You’re likelier to avail of a TRS for balanced single channel, stereo, mono, and high-level speaker connections. This ubiquitous nature is the reason why it creates a higher risk of incorrect linkages though. XLR has a more limited application, which is balanced line-level audio.
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A stereo audio signal consists of 2 individual signals (left + right). TRS stereo outputs and inputs will keep the left and right channels of audio separate from one another, ready for amplification in true stereo. A headphone output is the perfect example of a TRS stereo output. At higher frequencies, the output impedance of the output amplifier can change, resulting in a small imbalance. When driven in differential mode by two identical amplifiers, this impedance change will be the same for both lines, and thus cancelled out.  Unsecure. TRS cable connection tends to get loose over time due to its plug-unplug nature of usage. It also makes the cable prone to getting detached from the connection.
However, the XLR cable is compatible with any application using three wires. It is essential for transmitting balanced signals. Especially for our pedals it’s good to know what you really can do with them. Splitting, balancing, stereo applications, etc…Price—Unbalanced cables are generally cheaper than balanced cables, sometimes only 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of similar balanced cables, so you may prefer to use unbalanced cables if you’re on a tight budget