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z28_dad 11-24-2012 02:20 PM

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?

Cathbard 11-24-2012 02:25 PM

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.

z28_dad 11-24-2012 02:28 PM

whats a balun?

Cathbard 11-24-2012 02:29 PM

It's a little transformer that converts from balanced to unbalanced and matches the impedance.

z28_dad 11-24-2012 02:31 PM

oh ok. where might i find one? and about how much $$ are they?

Robbgnarly 11-24-2012 02:33 PM

Originally Posted by z28_dad
whats a balun?

you can get them at radio shack. it accepts an XLR and outputs into an unbalanced 1/4".

z28_dad 11-24-2012 02:34 PM

so i wont need to make a new cable? just pick up an XLR and use a normal 1/4"?

Robbgnarly 11-24-2012 02:37 PM

Originally Posted by z28_dad
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

Cathbard 11-24-2012 02:38 PM

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.

z28_dad 11-24-2012 03:43 PM

cool, thanks guys!!!!

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