I have just bought a pair of XLR to phono leads but found that they won't work with my kit. Before I bought them I was advised that the signal travels from the balanced end, through to the phono end. However, upon recieving the cables, I've found that the balanced plugs only work with input sockets (although the cables are labelled to advise that they are directional from balanced end to phonos). Am I missing something here? Could it be that some amp manufacturers use XLR input sockets as output ones?
It would be a pain to have to get the plugs replaced, and am keen to make use of my last available output (XLR) sockets from my pre (and maybe hear an improvement in the sound too). I don't like the idea of using some kind of male/female XLR adapter, but I suppose this would be my only other option.
Anyway- maybe someone has come across this issue before?