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Old November 6th, 2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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Adapter to take minijack mike to XLR?

I am currently in the hunt for an XLR shotgun mic, but lack both knowlege and funds for now...

In the meantime, I'm wondering if an adapter exists that will allow me to use my (please don't laugh) ATR-55 with its minijack connector into an XLR (DVX100) connector.

Thanks for humoring the noob,
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Old November 6th, 2003, 04:00 PM   #2
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Okay, I won't laugh at the question if you don't laugh at the reply.

Radio Shack.

Radio Shack sells 1/4" to XLR adapters, and 1/8" to 1/4" adapters. Plug one into the other. It won't be pretty, but it works -- I've done it before.
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Old November 6th, 2003, 04:18 PM   #3
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You need a 1/8 stereo female to XLR male

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=133526&is=REG

I doubt it would work, since the mic may depend on a voltage feed from the mini jack. Is that mic battery operated? If it isn't then it wouldn't work.

Try www.dv.com in the audio forum
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Old November 6th, 2003, 04:34 PM   #4
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Yes, the ATR-55 requires a AA battery. I assume I would turn off phantom power from the cam, correct?
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Old November 6th, 2003, 04:40 PM   #5
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Then you should be OK.
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Old November 6th, 2003, 09:01 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses!
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Old November 8th, 2003, 02:38 PM   #7
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Guitar Center has them.
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