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Old 11-24-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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wireless makes muddy tone

ok i have an elecrto voice n/dym wireless for my guitar. it sounds muddy as hell when i use it. i used it for bass when i got it and it worked great. it has an xlr balanced output and a 1/4" unbalanced.
now my questions are.....
1-is it possible to make a cable that is xlr-1/4?
2-will using a balanced signal be gooder (not muddy) than unbalanced?
3-should i start looking for a new wireless?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Pin 2 on the XLR goes to the tip, pins 1 and 3 you tie to earth. It won't help that much though, to do it properly you need a matching balun.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #3
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whats a balun?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:29 PM   #4
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It's a little transformer that converts from balanced to unbalanced and matches the impedance.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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oh ok. where might i find one? and about how much $$ are they?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #6
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whats a balun?

you can get them at radio shack. it accepts an XLR and outputs into an unbalanced 1/4".
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:34 PM   #7
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so i wont need to make a new cable? just pick up an XLR and use a normal 1/4"?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:37 PM   #8
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so i wont need to make a new cable? just pick up an XLR and use a normal 1/4"?

Pretty much

Audio technica make one that has female XLR>male 1/4"

I actually just got 4-5 for free from a friend
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Neutrik make adapters with a balun which would save you a lot of trouble. Don't know how much they cost but do a search for NA2F-D0B-TX. That should get you out of trouble.

Edit: There ya go, Radio Shack have some. That's probably the cheapest and easiest way to go.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #10
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cool, thanks guys!!!!
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