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Old November 19th, 2004, 02:49 AM   #1
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xlr to minijack cable


I have a Canon XM1/GL1 and a Sennheisser ME66/K6 set up.

I plan to get one cable made, with an XLR at one end and a mini jack at the other, to connect them.

Can this work well or do I need more kit?

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Old November 19th, 2004, 08:14 AM   #2
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Well....in terms of a "kit" that isn't gonna begin to cover it, but it IS a necessary component. this is all you need to set up that mic, too, with that camera. Be sure you get a right angle on the 3.5 mm (mini) end to help act as a strain relief and keep the cable from poking way out on the side of the cam, the external mic input is flimsy as it is.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 10:00 AM   #3
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Informative article

Check out this article by Jay Rose, which explains a lot of the details and recommends units.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 07:28 PM   #4
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Re: xlr to minijack cable

<<<-- Originally posted by Ewan Mckerracher : Can this work well or do I need more kit? -->>>
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Old November 20th, 2004, 01:17 AM   #5
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I use this set up myself. There are no problems, provided your connecting lead is short - mine is about 9 inches long. With long leads there is the risk of noise induction due to the microphone output being balanced and the camera input being unbalanced.

As Douglas said, get a R/angle 3.5mm jack if you can (Neutrik do these now), and also a R/angle XLR (Neutrik again) - the microphone is long enough without the extension of a straight XLR, also again there is the strain relief and accidental knock angle (sorry!).

The microphone is mono, and the camera input stereo, so you will have to either duplicate the L audio track during editing, or use a stereo plug, connecting the tip and ring together. I have done the latter and I am not aware of any impedance problems as a result.

If you do a search on this forum you will find details of the XLR pin connections in earlier threads.

Here in the UK, you can obtain Neutrik plugs and suitable cable from Composite Video

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