[sdiy] XLR to 1/4 inch

ColinMuirDorward colindorward at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 00:21:25 CET 2020


FYI there is also the ART T8, which is an 8ch transformer isolation box
with xlr and TRS and RCA i/o for each channel.
It gives me grief though, not sure why, but always getting ground hums when
I use it.
Colin

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 4:55 PM Chromatest J. Pantsmaker <
chromatest at azburners.org> wrote:

> I'd go with the what the other folks said.  DI into a proper balanced
> input.  Otherwise, yeah, DI to a special cable.  You'll take pin 1 of the
> XLR to Sleeve, and pin 2 of the XLR to Tip.  Leave pin 3 floating (no
> connection).
>
> https://www.ranecommercial.com/kb_article.php?article=2107
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 12:55 PM John Speth via Synth-diy <
> synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
>
>> I'm hoping somebody can enlighten me if it's practical to take the XLR
>> outputs from a passive DI box (transformer based) and use an XLR to 1/4
>> inch cable to drive my -10 dBV mixer inputs.
>>
>> I'm looking at an ART 2 channel passive DI box
>> (
>> https://artproaudio.com/product/dualzdirect-dual-professional-passive-direct-box/).
>>
>> The problems I'm trying to solve are:
>>
>> 1. My MOTM has such hot signals that they need attenuation
>>
>> 2. A ground loop problem between my MOTM and mixer
>>
>> For this DI box to work, I'd need to buy or make a cable with XLR on one
>> end and 1/4 inch TS on the other. The DI box has a ground lift which I'm
>> nearly certain I would use. I would probably use one or both of the DI
>> box input attenuators.
>>
>> Is my idea practical? How do you guys solve such problems?
>>
>> Thanks - JJS
>>
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