- Sep 19, 2019
@Roland68 A day ago, I tried XLR and RCA on the same 2ch music. I did level matching using a DB meter. My dB level was set to -56dB on the dB meter. With RCA, the volume in CX-A5200 was -34dB whereas with XLR it was -40dB to achieve -56dB on the dB meter. This is absolutely ok as one would get 6dB more with XLR.Have you tried the RCA outputs from the Yamaha CX-A5200 with the RCA XLR adapters and your speakers?
To my ears, I definitely noticed the difference. The RCA sound was bit restrained whereas the instrument separation was better with XLR. Clarity and Crispness was also better with XLR.