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    Bowling center project. Concern of potential sync issue with separately amped powered speakers vs. lounge ceiling speakers.
    Bowling lanes builders included a powered speaker package for the approach area.
    We spec'd ceiling lounge speakers that use different amplifiers, but the same source. Concerned of sync issues because powered speakers have separate amps that use balanced signal (differential processing). Lounge speakers are using 12 channel amps (that use un-balanced inputs). Or would it be negligible like a separately amped subwoofer in a home system. But here we are talking about balanced signal amplification (differential) of the powered speakers vs. unbalanced signal amplification of the lounge speakers.

    I am trying to get them to go with passive approach speakers and have ALL the amps at the head end.

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    Re: will there be sync issues using combination of amps with balanced and unbalanced

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced_signal_pair - balanced versus unbalanced signal transmission has nothing to do with time sync. Now - if the powered speakers and/or stand alone amp incorporate DSP processing, some time delay may result, which may or (most likely) may not be significant enough to worry about.

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      Re: will there be sync issues using combination of amps with balanced and unbalanced

      Originally posted by KevinN View Post
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced_signal_pair - balanced versus unbalanced signal transmission has nothing to do with time sync. Now - if the powered speakers and/or stand alone amp incorporate DSP processing, some time delay may result, which may or (most likely) may not be significant enough to worry about.
      OK thanks. I thought that there was some processing involved with balanced signals where the noise is stripped from the signal (differential), so it would take longer for sound to be output from the amp compared to an unbalanced signal.

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