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Old January 15th, 2005, 08:29 PM   #16
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ok so you think sony has 2 XLR's "Y " connected to minijack?
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Old January 16th, 2005, 09:43 AM   #17
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No Sony doesn't have an XLR cable that I know of but they do have 1/8 to RCA with the correct 1/8" plug. IT is the plug that doesn't work. The Radio Shack version does not seat correctly in the Sony camera but the Sony does. That is all I was pointing out to you.

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Old January 16th, 2005, 04:40 PM   #18
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Fixing Sony FX1 1/8" input

Well, I was not aware there were some Radio Shack 1/8 connectors that were not standard size, which seems to be the case here.

My choice is always for Switchcraft or Neutrik connectors, preferably all metal types, which never failed on me. Their 1/8" plugs, mono or stereo, are great.

After this free commercial, let me say that there are other types you can use, but should be carefully tested. All-metal types are usually better, probably because they are more expensive and manufacturers more accurate. Most likely because these are OEM plugs and the same manufacturer does the parts in China for Switchcraft and Neutrik too.

In any case you should do things properly, and there are several options. In order from more important are:

1) 1/8" threaded plug to Y-cable with two XLR females. If you are not going to use the camera internal mic power, you should provide capacitors to block DC inside the XLR connectors.

2) 1/8" threaded plug to mono XLR female. Sony uses such an adaptor on their wireless mics, and B&H already stocks it. I am not sure if this cable is unbalanced or balanced. The FX1 has unbalanced inputs and maybe the Sony cable is balanced. The wires are there, so it's only a question of resoldering properly. A blocking DC capacitor should be provided too, as in 1.

These two are IMHO the best options, and EVERY FX1 owner should get a pair of these cables. Preferably option 1. Leave the stereo cable always plugged in and make cabled adaptors for plugging into the XLR females, which won't wear from plugging/unplugging. That's what I meant by forgetting about the 1/8" jack.

3) 1/8" standard plug (Neutrik or Switchcraft) to Y-cable with two XLR females. If you are not going to use the camera internal mic power, you should provide capacitors to block DC inside the XLR connectors.

4) 1/8" threaded plug (Neutrik or Switchcraft) to mono XLR female. If you are not going to use the camera internal mic power, you should provide a capacitor to block DC inside the XLR connectors.


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