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11-21-2002, 04:14 PM
ok i need a high quality xlr to rca connecter to hook up the output of a great river mp2nv mic pre and plug it right into the rca input on the back of my tascam da-38 thus going direct to tape. any thoughts?
11-22-2002, 12:09 AM
I built my own. Get some good connectors and some Mogami wire and solder away! Inexpensive, and better wire than you'll be able to get in most pre-fabs.
Honestly, I've never seen XLR to RCA on a commercial cable. I have seen a lot of XLR to 1/4" from all the usual players, but not RCA. If you don't want to roll your own, one of the full-line cable manufacturers (I'm thinking Whirlwind, Conquest, or Horizon) will generally be happy to knock out a few for you in quantity.
11-22-2002, 01:08 AM
Dunno how much you want to spend, but Monster Cable says they'll custom build you what you need.
11-22-2002, 04:19 AM
i only need 2 of these, one for each side of the pre.
how hard is it to make your own? how many points would have to be soldered? a diagram would be what i would need so seek out.
We carry them, but it's not that simple. We'd need to know more in order to ascertain whether or not the third pin needs to be tied to ground. Some balanced equipment likes to see the third pin tied to ground. Other balanced equipment just doesn't see it quite right and will get distorted and lose level.
11-22-2002, 10:26 AM
I've made a mix of both kinds, some with pin 3 open, and some with it tied to pin 1. I don't need to use them nearly as much now, because I am primarily recording direct from my preamp racks into the computer and into an HD24 on balanced connections, as opposed to the ADAT XT20's I used to use.
Generally, you'd solder the sleeve of the RCA to pin 1 of the XLR, and the tip of the RCA to pin 2 of the XLR. What you do with pin 3 depends on the above post.
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