XLR connectors

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dhsettim

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XLR connectors
« on: 17 Mar 2004, 11:35 pm »
Hi John, in your kit instructions it says that the XLR connectors on the preamp back panel are "female". Is there a convention of which way to use male and female connectors, as I thought a "male"would have been better here on the input so there would be no chance of shorting the pins on the input cable ? Does that make sense?
And do you or anyone else have a preference for metal bodied XLR over plastic bodies--or vice versa?
thanks, tim

dhsettim

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minature XLR
« Reply #1 on: 22 Mar 2004, 05:48 am »
I found some mini XLR connectors which look great with very small pins and small bodies so will go with them. As I have braided my own interconnects I can customize the connectors.
Anyone else tried them?
tim

Peter B

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XLR connectors
« Reply #2 on: 22 Mar 2004, 03:02 pm »
Hi Tim,

On the preamp the xlr-outputs are male, and the xlr-inputs are female.
This is a standard.

Regards,
Peter B

dhsettim

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thanks Peter
« Reply #3 on: 24 Mar 2004, 07:56 am »
Thanks Peter, that's the way I thought it should be.tim