Where to Find XLR Adapter?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Maxheadspace, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. Maxheadspace

    Maxheadspace Guest

    Greetings! I have a camera that only accepts XLR microphone plugs. I have
    a wireless mic with a 1/8" mono plug. Can anyone point me to a source for
    an adapter to go from a 1/8" or 1/4" mono plug to a male XLR plug? I've
    found all kinds of male-to-male, male XLR to male 1/4", female to male XLR,
    male MLR to RCA jack, etc, but no 1/8" or 1/4" mono plug to male XLR plug.
    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks very much!
    Max.
     
    Maxheadspace, Apr 22, 2006
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  2. http://www.markertek.com/Product.as...=AUDIOADAPT&prodClass=XMAD&mfg=&search=0&off=
     
    Richard Crowley, Apr 22, 2006
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    Larry in AZ Guest

    Waiving the right to remain silent, "Richard Crowley"
    I would not use the type of mini-XLR adapter shown at the top. It puts
    way too much strain on the mini connector, particularly if it sticks out
    of the side of the camera.

    Better to get each of the standard connectors and put a short length of
    wire between them. A "Pigtail" as it's known. A right-angle mini
    connector would probably be best.
     
    Larry in AZ, Apr 22, 2006
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    Rick Merrill Guest

    You're right. OP asked the wrong question: he asked for an "adapter" but
    he really needs the wiring diagram or maybe an "adapter cable".
     
    Rick Merrill, Apr 22, 2006
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  5. Maxheadspace

    Maxheadspace Guest

    Thanks for the reply, Richard, but this is the reverse of what I need. I
    need is an adapter with a female 1/8" or 1/4" jack on one side, going to a
    male XLR plug on the other.

    Max
     
    Maxheadspace, Apr 27, 2006
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    Bob Ford Guest

    What you really need is an actual cable and Larry's suggestion that
    the mini plug side be a right angle is good. You need the male XLR on
    the other end.
    I have 2 of these and a friend of mine made them up for me as I am not
    good at soldering and he also knows the correct pin configuration on
    the XLR side.Bob Ford
    Images In Motion
    www.imagesinmotion.com
     
    Bob Ford, Apr 27, 2006
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  7. "Maxheadspace" wrote ...
    Use your imagination. To to the left edge of the page you
    didn't like and click on "Everything in Audio Cables" or
    "Connectors and Adapters" and find what you are asking
    for.

    Since you didn't give a good enough description for us to
    understand what you are asking for, you are the only one
    who can look at the various cables and adapters and decide
    which one is the one you are looking for.

    If you want to make your own, I have some info online....
    http://www.rcrowley.com/CamAdapt.htm You can
    interchange the XLR and mini-phone ends and genders
    as required by your uniquie application.
     
    Richard Crowley, Apr 27, 2006
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    doc Guest

    Would highly suggest an adaptor cable over a plug anyday to avoid the stress
    mentioned herein by others. Our experience says that the big/small adapters
    want to have connection issues of come out completely.

    DrD
     
    doc, Jul 1, 2006
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    doc Guest

    there's a fellow that makes these custom adapter cables up on the fly in his
    garage reasonably and we've ordered tons of them from him. great chap and
    if you need his email, just post back accordingly and i'll take the time to
    look it up on our purchase order files.

    DrD
     
    doc, Jul 1, 2006
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