I’m really confused by information I’ve seen about the UR-22C and its outputs, regarding whether they are “balanced”.
If I read the product manual, the outputs are described as electronically impedance balanced, and many online reviews simply call the outputs balanced.
So, if the circuit is impedance balanced, like the instruction manual claims, then there would be an advantage in using full TRS wiring to a studio monitor, since there would be an electrical impedance between shield and cold, and there would be some isolation between ground and the signal wires through this impedance.
But, the manual for the UR22C also indicates the TRS jack is shorted between shield and ring (ie no impedance) suggesting it is pointless using balanced wiring to studio monitors.
In another place in the manual, there’s example connection guidance, if you zoom in to the outputs, it’s vague whether you’re looking at TRS or TS connectors, though I’m guessing the pictures show TRS due to the point on the end of the connector.
To make things more frustrating, the UR44C manual suggests fully balanced outputs in its circuit layout - it’s schematic implies differential amps for the outputs.
What is the truth? Does anyone in Steinberg actually know? Or is the marketing speak as misleading as the “32-bit” specification for this UR-C range of products?
If anyone owns a UR-22C and can vouch for the real circuitry, I’d love to know the answer.
This might seem a very “techy” question, but sometimes these things do matter. And if the manual has contradictions, who exactly do you ask these days, in order to make a sensible purchasing decision?