1. Register NOW and become part of this fantastic knowledge base forum! This message will go away once you have registered.


Discussion in 'Microphones' started by idolsound, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. idolsound

    idolsound Guest

    I have two Elvis mics Shure 55C and 55b and Vox Box. I can not get enough gain out of them for thelife of me. the 55C is 100.000 ohms. Should I get some sort of impedence converter? How does this work?
  2. 100,000 ohms really? Probably more like 10k... Anyway, put a 1/4" plug on it and just plug it in the DI input of the VB. If you have to run a long cable run, like if the singer is on the other side of the glass plug it in a DI over there and then bring it in the mic input of the VB.

    It's basically a high-impedance instrument-type signal and needs to be treated as such. ;) :w:
  3. riconga

    riconga Member

    My 55 has an impedence selector at the bottom of the mic you select with a screw driver,the mic came unbalanced with a 1/4 jack, I put an xlr on and selected low imp and get a reasonable amount of gain (this mic is probably 30 yrs old) you might check to see if your mic has this feature possibly internal?

Share This Page