laptop noise (was Re: [linux-audio-user] intel core 2 duo and amd turion 64x2)

Paul Coccoli pcoccoli at
Mon Mar 12 13:28:31 EDT 2007

On 3/12/07, M P Smoak <smoak at> wrote:
> On Monday 12 March 2007 06:37 am, Malte Steiner wrote:
> > I solved the noiseproblem with balanced/ symmetrical audio cables
> > together with card and mixer with symmetrical connectors, in this
> > case a Hammerfall Multiface and a big mixer but some of the small
> > ones like Tapco and Behringer should have balanced inputs too, I know
> > that the small Yamaha Mixers dont.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Malte
> Our practice group bought 2 small Behringer mixers a couple of years
> ago and have be very glad we did;  a MXB1002 (5 xlr's) and a UB802
> (2 xlr's).  Our previous setup was a Peavey powered mixer with un-
> balanced inputs.  Difference is like night and day.  Price was very
> reasonable here.
> Marv

But are the outputs to the computer balanced?  I'm pretty sure the
main outs on the UB802 are not balanced.

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