Connection, wires that is...

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Member Since: Oct 26, 2003

okay, maybe i was dreaming or maybe i had a revloation but i need help finding this one damn wire, all i need is one too.

1/8 to XLR

i need one of these connections so that i can record a dynamic mic to my MiniDisc Portable Recorder. im going to use the combo to recored "on the spot" interviews for my up-comming website..

if anyone knows where i can find this wire....please let me know! i have looked long and hard...its starting to hurt...eyes are getting dry.

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Since: Jan 08, 2003

Nov 01, 2003 01:38 am

One word, adapters!

1/8" is typically used for commercial grade equipment, so a pre-made cable with an XLR female end would be difficult to find.

Get an 1/8" to 1/4" adapter, and a 1/4" to XLR female (unbalanced) cable. You can (should) tape the adapter up, but make sure it's braced, as the 1/4" will be heavy and possibly put stress on the PCB inside your mini-disc.

An alternate would be to wire an XLR box yourself, to eliminate the possibility of damage to your mini-disc. Would be only a few dollars to put together.


Since: Jan 08, 2003

Nov 01, 2003 01:43 am

P.S., make sure you are connecting to the 'Mic' input. If you connect to the 'Line' input, you'll need a pre-amp between the mic and the input.


Since: Sep 09, 2002

Nov 01, 2003 06:40 am

it will work. i've known people to use sm57's and other dynamics exactly like you're saying. just don't expect your batteries to last long :O) plugin power seems to cut my battery life into a fraction of the time.

and waldo's right about possibly damaging your minidisc by having a heavy something hanging off the MD's mic jack. i build my own dual mono to stereo adapter because my existing adapters were big and bulky.

Since: Oct 26, 2003

Nov 01, 2003 12:02 pm

thanks for the imput...did do more homework last night, came up with this and many others.

this one is a little to much $$$$ but i did find another sites.

Since: Jan 08, 2003

Nov 01, 2003 01:13 pm

A little pricey? More like nuts! The adapter way will cost you less than $20 guarunteed, and building a conversion box should run you less than $10... The box is of course the best route to go.


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