Balanced Inputs and Outputs
place where noise can get into your mixer – and therefore your mix
– is through your inputs and outputs. A balanced system minimizes
noise that may enter the mixer via external input cables. Especially in
cases where very long lengths of cable are being used (such as large venues
and outdoor events), balanced connections offer excellent induced noise
rejection – sorta like showing an unwanted guest the door.
Until now, only far more expensive consoles featured balanced inputs and
outputs. Now they're included on all Mackie mixers, from the compact VLZ
PRO Series, on through the SR24•4,
Series, SR40•8 and SR56•8.