Nice find +T
I RARELY get a SBD patch, but I'd still like to be prepared for almost any situation I'd have patching the SBD for my 70D's, and just wanted to make sure that most SBD's do have a MALE XLR output, and NOT a Female XLR out!
Bean soundboard outputs in MOST cases will be XLR male, RCA female, or 1/4" female. If I know SBD is an option but don't know the SBD details, I always carry these two of these two adapters and then I know I am covered for 99% of what is in the wild.
I was confused about the male/female SBD output until I handed the male ends of my cables to Dickey Betts' sound guy. He said "wrong end my man". He saw the puzzled look on my face and told me to "ALWAYS look at the sound board as a microphone. All Microphones have a male xlr at the bottom, right?" "It's giving you the sound source." Lesson learned, but I always have the XLR turnarounds, and various xlr converters in my big bag.
Thanks again for yinz guys help! I looked up a Midas console and checked out pics of the back of it to find that most SBD's are XLR Male, 1/4" & RCA Female
No worries! I would've done the same thing as you until I found out recently! That's how rarely I get a SBD patch! But now that I have 15' XLR's and those 1/4" & RCA Adapters, I should be able to easily patch just about any SBD