A CDE Definition
A cable design that uses the same wire types for the signal and ground. Twisted pair cable is a balanced line, whereas coaxial cable is not. Contrast with unbalanced line. See balun.
(BALanced UNbalanced) An adapter that connects a balanced line to an unbalanced line such as from XLR to RCA. A balanced line is one in which both wires are electrically equal. In an unbalanced line, such as a coax, one line has different properties from the other. See XLR connector and RCA connector.
RCA to XLR
Twisted Pair to BNC
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