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Old October 8th, 2004, 01:17 AM   #1
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XLR to minijack

I have just purchased the MYA30G XLR adaptor for my Panasonic DVC30 camcorder. I also have a Sennheiser MKE300 microphone which is fitted with a stereo minijack.

I am looking for information on making up an appropriate adaptor cable - I have bought an XLR plug and cable, but am unsure of what to put on the other end and how to wire it.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Old October 8th, 2004, 04:56 AM   #2
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Try this:


http://www.hosatech.com/hosa/products/XVM-100.html

There is Hosa Dealer in Austrailia:

Jans Electronics (NZ) LTD
Unit 4/197 Montgomerie Rd, PO Box 107070
Airport Oaks, Auckland, 1707
64-9-275 8276

Hope that helps!

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Old October 8th, 2004, 06:30 AM   #3
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Thanks Paul,

that's nearly what I'm after but not quite - I need an XLR male to mini female.

I'm not sure if the female can be mono or stereo and, if stereo, how to wire it.

However, thanks for the link to Hosa - one of their dealers is in my state! I'll contact them and see if they have a ready made cable to suit!
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Old October 8th, 2004, 01:30 PM   #4
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I made one.
Just go to an electronics shop and but some digital cable, a male XLR and a female mini.

Bit of soldering later...and youíve got yourself an adaptor :)

edit: didnít read it all properly you need to connect the sleeve on the female to the sleeve on the XLR. Then other two, but it wonít be balanced, so I donít think it will matter which way round they go.
The guy at the shop gave me a brief diagram.
It was probably just lucky that I got them the right way round.

(Could you tell me level of electronic knowledge form that reply? scary isnít it)
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Old October 8th, 2004, 11:26 PM   #5
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Thanks Richard - I know I could have just given it a go - but I didn't want to 'fry' anything.

I'm still not sure if I need a stereo or mono mini. I know the mic is mono, but it has a stereo jack on the end - I guess the two segments of the jack are wired together (non technical terminology is me showing my lack of knowledge!!)
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Old October 9th, 2004, 01:37 AM   #6
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Woo Hoo - I read, I soldered and I recorded!!
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Old October 9th, 2004, 03:17 PM   #7
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That's an important part of audio. i have 3 pencil irons, two third hand type vises two mounted magnifiers and a desk lamp with a built in magnifier.

Even a half blind old gimp can solder and assemble.

Do not use one of those soldering guns. i'm not even sure why they were even producred in the first place. Maybe automotoive but certainly not for anything electronic.
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Old October 10th, 2004, 12:14 PM   #8
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Hey Wayne, glad to see you got it sorted.
Probably as enthusiastic and surprised as me when mine worked.
See, you if donít try these things...

Where did you find the wiring plans, or did you just take a guess?
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Old October 10th, 2004, 02:35 PM   #9
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This book by Jay Rose will definetly fill in some blanks.
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Old October 10th, 2004, 08:31 PM   #10
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Thanks for that Bryan - guess what title I had just ordered :o)
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