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connecting at825 mic to sony tc-d5m?
« on: October 21, 2010, 02:23:06 AM »
hey all...
i just bought an old school tc-d5m recorder and was wondering what would be the best way to connect it to an at825 stereo mic? the sony has two 1/4" jacks for left and right and the microphone has an 5 pin connector. i do have a cable for the mic that goes to 2 xlr (left and right). would i use some kind of adapter? do they make special cables for this? what would be best? let me know. thanks!
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Re: connecting at825 mic to sony tc-d5m?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 11:10:26 AM »
You can either get two xlr female to 1/4" adapters or get a 5pin to dual 1/4" trs cable. Pm me if you would like to discuss building you a new cable for your needs.
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Re: connecting at825 mic to sony tc-d5m?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 12:01:16 PM »
is this a cable that you can buy somewhere or does it have to be custom built? how much does having adapters affect the sounds over a cable thats made for the purpose?
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Re: connecting at825 mic to sony tc-d5m?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 01:24:52 PM »
You might be able to find one if you searched around the internet but i would think it is a pretty uncommon cable.  My general rule is to use adpaters in one off situations and not for my normal set up.  Say I have xlr cables and and I am trying to get a patch out of a sound board with 1/4" outputs.  Generally speaking the less connections in the chain the better the signal/sound, or at least that is what I am told.
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Re: connecting at825 mic to sony tc-d5m?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 04:45:37 PM »
Nakamichi CM300 microphones came with XLR Female > 1/4" cables about 10' long.  That would be perfect, if you can find those in someone's junk drawer. 

Else you can probably pick up XLR > 1/4 adapters like this http://www.amazon.com/Parts-Express-Female-Male-Adapter/dp/B0002ZPK5I.  In some instances it's important to use a balanced/unbalanced transformer which looks similar but costs more.  I don't think you need that in your case.
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