Audio 4/8 DJ, is the 1/4" same quality?
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    Default Audio 4/8 DJ, is the 1/4" same quality?

    I'm looking to set up my Audio 4 DJ to use as my main soundcard when producing as well as DJing and want it as my main card (for itunes, youtube etc.). I know the card disables system audio controls so I was going to use the front channel B headphones out 1/4" to connect to my reciever (with a 1/4" ---> dual RCA cable) since it has a dedicated volume knob.

    However, is there any difference in the sound quality I'd get between the 1/4" channel B and the rear RCA channel B?


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    No, they're both unbalanced signals, BUT, you should look for the technical specs for both of these outputs as it's certainly possible that one has a signal to noise ratio than the other.
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    Haven't been able to find any spec sheets that mention the 1/4". If the quality is the same and the only difference is a (probably) indistinguishable amount of extra noise, I can live with that. Most likely the 1/4" would be noisier since the main RCA outs would have priority over the headphones in a club setting.

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    I would guess that the 1/4" is worse since it's going through a headphone amp and a volume pot, whereas the other outputs are just line outs.
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