Mono to stereo adaptor for Audio Technica ATR-55 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 11th, 2007, 11:34 PM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 22
Mono to stereo adaptor for Audio Technica ATR-55

http://www.worldofcables.com/store/catalog/40632.jpg

Get this. I was fooling around with my sound cables and I plugged this onto my old ATR55 (which had been collecting dust as a waste of money) and stuck it into my GL1.

3.5mm MONO MALE to 3.5mm STEREO adaptor I had picked up from radio shack for 5 dollars it brought the audio to life. It seems that missing channel was sapping huge amounts of power that wasn't going anywhere. Now sound could be heard just as loud as my onboard microphone.

The ATR55 is no doubt a crappy shotgun mic but with the mono to stereo adaptor it is at least as loud as my on-board microphone.

So if you are stuck with the ATR55 for now and have nothing else, finding this adaptor (or one like it) may give it an extra bit of life.

Cost: $5.10 CAD
Tom Hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2007, 07:48 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Baltimore, MD USA
Posts: 2,323
Great find, Tom

What's interesting is that the tip of that plug appears to only have two conductors, tip and sleeve.

For proper operation, it should be tip, ring, sleeve.

For the casual observer, don't be fooled into thinking that just any adapter that looks sort of like this will work. I have a bout 3-4 of these. Problem is they all have different configurations. I always have to go through them in an efffort to find the right one.

Regards,

Ty Ford

Last edited by Ty Ford; September 12th, 2007 at 07:52 AM. Reason: clarity
Ty Ford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2007, 08:37 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,742
Adding a note to Ty's comment, I've discovered that various manufacturers might place the insulator separating the tip from the sleeve on a mono TS connector at slightly different distances from the collar at the top of the connector. If you plug it into a jack that expects a TRS plug and it happens to be one of those where the insulator is a little high on the shaft, the jack's ring contact touches the tip of the plug and the result is that the tip and ring in the jack short together. With other plugs whose insulator is a little closer to the tip, the jack's ring contact touches the plug's sleeve instead.
__________________
Good news, Cousins! This week's chocolate ration is 15 grams!
Steve House is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:04 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network