On a NS7II which is the best output master or booth?

Which is better master or booth is there a difference on the sound card and which is better rca unshielded or xlr
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  • Hi Steve,

    Thanks for posting. 

    I'm not sure what exactly you're asking--perhaps there's a different way to phrase your question?

    The master output will refer to the output that your crowd is hearing. The booth refers to what you would hear in a DJ booth. Typically the speakers in the booth will be used for monitoring while you're cueing songs up and beatmatching in your headphones. You may find these two resources helpful for some more information:


    Generally speaking, XLR outputs are best to use, as these will give you proper grounding (which reduces speaker hum) and a better sound quality. XLR connections are balanced, whereas RCA connections are unbalanced. Sonically, they will sound more or less the same. Whether you choose to go with XLR or RCA is completely up to, but if you have a long cable run, it's best to use an XLR-type connection; this will give you the absolute best sound quality without having to worry about ground hum, interference, etc. Plus you won't have to worry about your cables being accidentally disconnected if someone bumps into your setup, which happens from time to time ;) RCA cabling tends to be used for shorter runs and connections. This type of connection often works best when connecting things like turntables and CD players. You may also want to check out this guide for more information.

    I hope this clarifies things for you!

    Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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