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Do Focusrite scarlett 2i2: Have balanced input?
Old 25th April 2012
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Do Focusrite scarlett 2i2: Have balanced input?

I know it have balanced out, but can't find any info about balanced input.

I'm going to connect my Kurzweil which have balanced out to my sound card, not sure if to use balanced or not and Y-Split TRS?

And if my sound card have it?
Old 25th April 2012
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Originally Posted by Hellfog ➑️
I know it have balanced out, but can't find any info about balanced input.

I'm going to connect my Kurzweil which have balanced out to my sound card, not sure if to use balanced or not and Y-Split TRS?

And if my sound card have it?
it wouldnt make any sense if you y-splitted the TRS signal...you'd just have one jack carrying the normal phase signal...the other jack would carry the phase-reversed signal...for a stereo signal you'd have to use 2 y-splitter so you'd have 1 left phase + and one left phase - & 1 right phase+ and one right phase -

just use a TRS to TRS cable...even if your interface has no balanced in (but i doubt it), it wont cause any problems...it will be 6db less level and you will have more electromagnetic influences...but as long as you keep your cables as short as possible..its will be no problem!!

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Old 26th April 2012
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Ok i am gonna buy kinda long cables around 6 meters, Will that be a problem?
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Ok i am gonna buy kinda long cables around 6 meters, Will that be a problem?
the shorter the better it is...it also depends on your room/other gear ..

if you have nothing electronic in your room it wont be such a big problem..
if you have 3 pc's 10 synths etc etc it will be a bit more problematic..

if it needs to be 6m...try to keep power cable, psu's and that kinda stuff away from your audio cables as good as possible

(if you are lucky its a balanced connection, then it wont make too many troubles)
Old 26th April 2012
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Confirmed by Focusrite

The 2i2 does indeed have balanced line inputs. Since it doesn't state it on their site I fired them an email and they confirmed it for me.
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Originally Posted by NeoHippy ➑️
the shorter the better it is...it also depends on your room/other gear ..

if you have nothing electronic in your room it wont be such a big problem..
if you have 3 pc's 10 synths etc etc it will be a bit more problematic..

if it needs to be 6m...try to keep power cable, psu's and that kinda stuff away from your audio cables as good as possible

(if you are lucky its a balanced connection, then it wont make too many troubles)
Only have one computer, but have a lot of electrical contacts 12 or so, but they are on the computer/studio table and the TRS cable will be on the floor.

Thanks.



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The 2i2 does indeed have balanced line inputs. Since it doesn't state it on their site I fired them an email and they confirmed it for me.
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Old 26th April 2012
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I'm going to connect my Kurzweil which have balanced out to my sound card, not sure if to use balanced or not and Y-Split TRS?


You don't mention which model so I cannot double check, but are the outputs on the Kurzweil marked as "balanced"? This is on the off chance you are not confusing a TRS headphone jack with a TRS balanced output.
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I'm going to connect my Kurzweil which have balanced out to my sound card, not sure if to use balanced or not and Y-Split TRS?


You don't mention which model so I cannot double check, but are the outputs on the Kurzweil marked as "balanced"? This is on the off chance you are not confusing a TRS headphone jack with a TRS balanced output.
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Old 26th April 2012
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its really simple:

TRS-TRS cable out of left main out to ch 1 in on 212i
TRS-TRS cable out of right main out to ch 2 on 212i

If you every need to know if a device has a balanced 1/4 jack
just insert a standard guitar/instrument cable slowly,
if its balanced you will feel it click/stop before its all the way in.
if it does not click before being all the way in. its unbalanced.

Balanced jacks have 2 tabs inside (one for tip and one for ring)
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