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Hi all,

I have a Focusrite Voicemaster Pro connected to the 5th TRS channel of Digi 002R via a homemade XLR-to-TRS cable.

Is using a XLR mic cable and adding a removable XLR/TRS adpator better or using a single custom cable better?

Pardon my ignorance ; P


Seedlings Thu, 05/10/2007 - 05:57

An XLR-TRS adapter usually has a transformer in it to match impedence from a high-impedence mic to a low-impedence input. (Impedence is basically [AC] resistance, just in case that was unclear.)

An adapter will HELP if your input is designed for an instrument, like a guitar, or a cheap MIC. I think an adapter will not help if your input is balanced TRS. It will mess up the impedence, which may alter your frequency response of the MIC.

I think you idea as well as SoundWeavers advice is spot on.