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XLR Female To 1/4" Male Line Matching Transformer 6" Cord
Why would I get a significant hum using this adapter?
I have connected this adapter between a Shure Sm57 microphone and a HI-Z input mixer. The hum is so significant, the main signal is unusable. When swapped with an existing similar adapter(different manufacturer) the hum virtually disappears.
Hum in the input is usually associated with the "hot" circuit going to ground. It is possible that the manufacurer may have crossed the balanced hot with the balanced return and took it to ground, not likely but it can happen. Or, the transformer is shorted internally. Being that you tried a different manufacturer and didn't experience the hum, I'd say the one has a manufacturing problem.
Date published: 2012-04-28
how does product work?
So let me get this straight, I would be able to plug a mic such as an sm-57 into this product and plug the 1/4 male end to a line level input of my mackie onyx mixer and be able to get a usable signal from the mic??? Is the pre-amp stage then not needed??? Just wanna make sure this products does what I think it will do before making a purchase. I'm guessing I would be able to add a few more mic lines to my mixer. FYI I am using a Mackie Onyx 1620 mixer (8 mic/line imputs & 8 line level inputs)Thanks!!!
No it s basically an adapter xlr to 1/4 inch so it would only give a usable signal when connected to a mic/line input not a line level.
Date published: 2011-12-16
Which way should the switch be positioned
If I am connecting a low impedence mic signal to the xlr side of the adapter and the 1/4" side is connected to my high impedence input on my mixer, which way to I position the switch to hi imp or low imp. What does the switch do?
This unit does not have a switch on it. IT uses a transformer to match the impedance so nothing is necessary.
Date published: 2013-08-20