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Old June 3rd, 2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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lead for XL1s Mic

I was wondering if anyone new if there was an extensioin lead I could get for the XL1S mic. I want to take the mike a few feet away from the camera (mainly to get rid of the hum from the camera) but due to the set up of the audio and the size of the the power plug for the mic I cannot just use any old connectors. Is there a lead that exists that has the two types of connectors found on the mic, if yes, any ideas as to where I can get one. Or at least anyone know where I can find the tiny connectors that power the mic, do they have a name to the size they are.

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Old June 6th, 2004, 08:33 PM   #2
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Most folks make their own extensions, not sure who migh be selling pre-made cords. Some Radio Shack stores, and many electronics parts stores, will have the the 2.5mm sub-mini phone jack and plug you need to make the power portion of the cord. The mic portion is a standard 3.5mm (or 1/8") stereo mini-phjhone jacl/plug. Be aware that long cords can pick-up noise because they are a unbalanced system.
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Old June 7th, 2004, 11:20 AM   #3
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how would you go about making a cord a balanced system?

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Old June 8th, 2004, 05:32 AM   #4
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First you would need a balanced mic, and the stock mic furnished with the XL1 series is not a balanced output mic.

If you do need long runs and are going to use the XL1 mic (or other unbalancd source), you could buy an adapter to balance the signal out of the mic at the mic, then use standard XLR-equipped mic cables. Of course you still have to power the mic, and that can be a bit tricky
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Old June 8th, 2004, 07:05 AM   #5
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ic, thanks for the heads up their
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