Need Help? XLR output to Sony trv900 mic input-- Which cable?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Joe S, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Joe S

    Joe S Guest

    I am pulling my hair out figuring how to connect my special projects
    SP-5501 shotgun mic with XLR output to my Sony trv900 mic input.

    I have a beachtech box, but only want the extra weight when I have
    more than one mic input.

    I want to go straight from my camera mounted shotgun to the 3.5mm mic

    I know sonys have the dc 2.5 volt, mic component. A blocking
    capacitor sounds correct in a patch cable like Equipment Emporiums
    XLRH8/DV which " Blocks any stray voltage at camcorder input", but at
    $40 compared to a simple balanced XLR to (balanced?) 3.5mm for
    $13....I'd rather pat $13.

    I only want to buy it if it's necessary and without first trying it I
    can't tell.

    Has anyone used a regular cable from an XLR mic to a Sony mic input
    without hum or other problems?

    Any help is apreciated.
    Joe S, Feb 28, 2004
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  2. If you can wire it yourself (of have a friend who can)...
    Richard Crowley, Feb 28, 2004
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