I’m waiting on delivery of a new pair of M700s to put with my existing SGCD. Connecting them will be the first opportunity I’ve ever had to utilize balanced cables if I want.
I know the preferred amp setup is to place them near the speakers, with longer interconnects than speaker cables, but my room won’t allow that. Consequently, my cable runs from preamp to amps will never exceed a half-meter, if that much. So my question is with such a short cable length is there still an advantage to going balanced, whether in sound quality or any other performance criteria?