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Old August 16th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #1
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XLR>>Mini XLR

I have a Countryman B3 mike that has an male XLR connector, but the transmitter has a mini female XLR connector. Is there an adapter I can get to connect the two? I looked briefly through the forums and could not find anything, I also browsed B&H but also could not find anything, maybe I just missed it or will this not work? Thanks in advance.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 07:06 PM   #2
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I have a Countryman B3 mike that has an male XLR connector, but the transmitter has a mini female XLR connector. Is there an adapter I can get to connect the two? I looked briefly through the forums and could not find anything, I also browsed B&H but also could not find anything, maybe I just missed it or will this not work? Thanks in advance.
Hi Matt,

I not aware of any such connector such as the mini female XLR you described. Did you mean a mini RCA? If so there is an adapter availablewith a female XLR on one end and male RCA on the other. There are audio adapters for pretty much any kind of connecting you need.

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Old August 16th, 2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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Hi Matt,
That's probably a Switchcraft TA3F connector. Look at the list at http://www.northernsound.net/Sales/m...ountryman.html and see which transmitter you have. It should tell you what connector it uses. Check with places like Trew Audio or Location Sound or Coffey sound to see if they have the adapters.

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Old August 17th, 2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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In addition, there are powering concerns when using the XLR version. The B3 can be powered by a transmitter when wired properly, but the XLR version is expecting phantom power. Unless you have a modular version of the B3 that can be used with both XLR phantom and then switched out with the proper adapter for your transmitter, it won't be as simple as just adapting the connectors from full-sized XLR to the TA3F.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 02:35 PM   #5
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In addition, there are powering concerns when using the XLR version. The B3 can be powered by a transmitter when wired properly, but the XLR version is expecting phantom power. Unless you have a modular version of the B3 that can be used with both XLR phantom and then switched out with the proper adapter for your transmitter, it won't be as simple as just adapting the connectors from full-sized XLR to the TA3F.
I totally forgot about the idea of using phantom power. Technically I think, it would be better, just to get a mike that is built for the transmitter than to try to match it. I mainly got the B3s to do interviews w/o getting interferance, but I also thought maybe I could hook it up this way, which I am quickly realizing is probably going to be more trouble. Thanks for everyone's advice.
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