I have been shopping around for a new home theater processor, and was taking a look at the Marantz AV7005. I currently am using a B&K Reference 70 with its XLR outputs connected to my bank of QSC PLX3042s. The B&K manual doesn't say anything about the pinouts of its XLR connectors, but Marantz specifies that it is using the 'European' method...
From the Marantz manual:
- AV7005 XLR connector PIN arrangement
1 GND (Ground)
2 HOT (Hot)
3 COLD (Cold)
The PIN arrangement in this device uses the European method.
In the USA method, 2 is COLD, and 3 is HOT.
When I look at the PLX user manual (page 15), it shows pin 2 as '+' (HOT?). I am running a pair of Crown D75s for my surrounds and back surrounds, and while there is no mention of the pinouts for the D75s in its manual, when I look at Crown's XLS series manual, it shows pin 2 is '+' (HOT?)...
Can someone clarify all this for me. Specifically, the Marantz manual says that the USA method for XLR pinouts has 2 = 'COLD' and 3 = 'HOT', but my PLX user manual says it uses 2 = '+' and 3 = '-'.