z28_dad
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#1
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?
if i did have all my gear in my sig, id have to change it weekly

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Cathbard
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#2
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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z28_dad
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#3
whats a balun?
if i did have all my gear in my sig, id have to change it weekly

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#4
It's a little transformer that converts from balanced to unbalanced and matches the impedance.
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z28_dad
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#5
oh ok. where might i find one? and about how much $$ are they?
if i did have all my gear in my sig, id have to change it weekly

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"Well why didn't you pull out your boobies?"
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Robbgnarly
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#6
Quote by z28_dad
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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z28_dad
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#7
so i wont need to make a new cable? just pick up an XLR and use a normal 1/4"?
if i did have all my gear in my sig, id have to change it weekly

"I tried to talk to you and you just kept playing"
"Well why didn't you pull out your boobies?"
"You were busy, I didn't think that would matter."
"Boobies always matter, always."
Robbgnarly
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#8
Quote 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
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#9
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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Last edited by Cathbard at Nov 24, 2012,
z28_dad
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#10
cool, thanks guys!!!!
if i did have all my gear in my sig, id have to change it weekly

"I tried to talk to you and you just kept playing"
"Well why didn't you pull out your boobies?"
"You were busy, I didn't think that would matter."
"Boobies always matter, always."