Wiring Dual Female XLR to Single Male XLR for stereo signal

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Re: Wiring Dual Female XLR to Single Male XLR for stereo signal

Post by Mike Stranks »

Wonks wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:05 pm
Mike Stranks wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:45 pm
... But isn't wiring 2:1 generally considered a 'bad idea' unless you put in some buffering components to mitigate again against signal creep back into the source device?

Yes, but in this case the Behringer PM1's XLR is there to provide a locking connector for a TRS (headphone) output to the PM1's XLR input. So the XLR is set up for one side of an unbalanced stereo signal on pin 2 and the other side on pin 3, with pin 1 as a common ground. It is not set up to receive a single balanced input with a differential signal on pins 2 and 3.

Thanks Wonks. Gotcha! :thumbup:

So... non-standard wiring... and a potential 'oops' for those who see an XLR socket and think, "Ah! So that must be..." :)
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