XLR(f) to 3.5mm TRS - Balanced to Stereo Cable - Mic to Camera Cable
Swamp 3.5mm (Mini-Jack) to XLR(f) Cable - 5m
XLR(mono) to 3.5mm Stereo
A microphone outputs a "balanced" signal, which is also "mono" (1 audio channel). If you need to connect a mic to a 3.5mm "stereo" input, such as on an iPod, PC sound card or HD camera, a cable like this is required to SPLIT the "mono" signal into a "stereo" signal, so it reaches both the LEFT and RIGHT side of the 3.5mm stereo input.
Perfect for Balanced Mic to HD Video Camera connection
Smaller HD Video Cameras often have a Stereo mic input, and if you need to connect a balanced microphone signal to the camera, a mono to stereo cable is handy so the audio is recorded to the LEFT and RIGHT audio channels.
What happens to the Balanced signal?
As you are connecting to a stereo 3.5mm input (which if stereo, cannot be balanced), you cannot gain a balanced connection. The balanced (inverted polarity signal) just gets shorted with the ground and not used.
- Conductor Gauge: 2x (0.12mm*20)
- Conductor Cores: 2x (0.12mm*50)
- Ground Shield: BRAIDED (0.12mm*2*16)
- Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") - XLR(f) (Yongsheng YS231L-B, YS136N)
- Wiring: XLR (Pin1 - Sleeve, Pin2 - Tip, Pin2 - Ring, Pin3 - Sleeve)
By: Mark Emery on 15 February 2015Worked perfectly on my PC microphone port. (your 65 character limit on reviews is stupid btw)
By: Sam Wighton on 9 January 2015This high quality at this low cost is not often seen. Cable feels like it will last a long time
By: William Halliwell on 4 April 2013This is a good quality cable. The connectors are solidly built into the cable and the rubberised cable coating makes this item tough enough to withstand constant movement in and out of venues.