Yamaha A-S2000 and Sony HAP-Z1ES

Hello.  Has anyone had luck in connecting a Yamaha A-S2000 and a Sony HAP-Z1ES via the balanced XLR connections?  I currently own both pieces and am using $250 plus RCA interconnects and the result is very nice.  However, I would like to try using the XLR connections.  The Sony HAP-Z1ES balanced output signal is 2.0V RMS.  The Yamaha A-S2000 maximum input signal is 2.8V RMS.  All feedback would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.