For my turntable I needed a 5 pin din cable to the mini xlr on the MX-VNYL. I decided against building my own. After looking to locate a pre-built one, I found a place specializing in tonearm cables that make them at https://www.shop.back-promo.co.uk/DIN-Mini_XLR_(Musical_Fidelity_MX-VYNL)/cat4417239_3840770.aspx . Just in case anyone else ends up picking up one of these units and would like to use the balanced input. While I wouldn't ever pay the retail price on this unit, it does seem to come up around 5-$600 which isn't too bad.