Yesterday I bought a couple of studio monitors (Adam T7V) which should suppose to sound great if connected to my focusrite 2i2 with balanced wires (TRS to XLR male). So I soldered a couple of wires using this scheme:
The cables sound fine (I think) except the fact that the volume of the speakers is way lower than a RCA cable used as comparision ( I had to turn the knob on the rear of the speakers at full to hear a decent volume!). What did I do wrong? Could it be a bad soldering or maybe the RCA unbalanced cable is really supposed to have at least double volume of a balanced solution?