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Old March 25th, 2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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Using a Telex mono audio coil cord

Mike: Here's one that may work! I've been using a stereo headset plugged in to hear what I've been recording. That works except wearing a pair of headphones during my grandson's play seems strange. So I've obtained a Telex IFB Coil cord along with the Telex button and the cord that plugs into the IFB box. Here's my problem. Stereo out but mono into ear. Can I redo the end of the cable where the plug into the IFB goes and put a stereo jack there, soldering both sides of the stereo jack to one of the cable's wires and the other to the ground of the stereo jack. In short, is there a problem in having a crossover between the two stereo outputs? I hope this makes sense to you. It's confusing to describe! Thanks so much . . . .
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Old March 25th, 2003, 05:01 PM   #2
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Yes you can. Just wire the tip and ring to the mono signal, sleeve to the shield.
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Old March 26th, 2003, 12:15 AM   #3
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Mike: Have done so - everyone sez should work great! No more headsets wandering around - just a small button in my ear which I can pop out easily! Thanks for the help.
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Old March 26th, 2003, 09:59 AM   #4
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The only caution with the button style of earphone is that they really don't allow you to hear the faint background garbage that so easily fouls up a recording. They are OK for setting volume levels (sort of) except in a noisy environment IMHO.

I do carry a set with my PC110 but that's because the small size makes them storable in the small case.

That said, in a theatre environment, one can hardly yell out for someone to turn off the refrigerator.
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