EMM CDSA player- best hookup- rca or,xlr??

How are you guys hooking the player to the pre- Does one way sound better- also any cable rec. would be helpful- thanks
Balanced always sounds better if one is using all balanced equ.-- That is a givin--I'll let someone else talk cable.
Balanced, if your amps are fully balanced as well. Otherwise there is no big difference except the few more db's.