today I received the new V4 kit with the 4 identical (balanced?) 6,35mm connectors.
Many thanks for the superfast delivery!
Assembly worked well, but I do not get the balanced output plug correctly connected. The cable colors of the balanced out do not longer match the tutorial (black has become GRD …) - that is easy to spot. But the 6-pin out-connector is nowhere documented, therefore tested a bit …
The layout on the board is
o o “R”
o o “GND”
o o “L”
The two center pins are common ground.
Looking at the labeled outer pin column: the “L”-pin carries a signal., the “R” pin is dead, no signal here.
The inner column (left ins the layout above) is
Oh, well, that matches the hifiberry description of P5:
OUTPUT CONNECTOR P5
This connector can be used to connect to external components, e.g. an amplifier. The output is connected in parallel to the RCA jacks. Pin 1 is on the top left.
=> I’m a bit confused now:
- this is not a “balanced” output on the hifiberry in the new kit-4 (with removed RCAs), correct?
- why is “R” dead with synth as well as with audio test? Did I miss something in the SW setup?
Thanks in advance for any hint!
Edit: I just checked and realized, that I’m the only one talking about “balanced output” in the context of the recent v4 kit (I got misleaded by the “balanced” cabling of the connectors).
Unbalanced connectors means connecting only black -> gnd and red -> signal, right?
But still that leaves the dead “R” as an open point