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    Anyone know if this is the right cable...?

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    Since my Cdr recorder has packed in i have been trying to record the stereo output of my mixer to my hard disk recorder using a pair of xlr - jack mono cables.
    The problem is, the signal level is ridiculously low.
    I have tried monitoring this signal on other equipment and it still shows up as very low, so i'm wondering if i'm using an incorrect cable or something.
    Anyone know what i might be doing wrong??

    Jiggz
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    Hello,

    Did you try turning up the gain on the outputs that are feeding the hard disk recorder?

    XLR cables should do the job.

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    Did you make the cables yourself?
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    Thanks for the replies!

    Yeah, the signal that is going to the Hard disk recorder is reading 0db on my mixer, but i can't even get it to read odb on the input of the hard disk recorder, even with the input cranked right up!

    I've read somewhere that i should notice a 6db drop in level because i am unbalancing a balanced signal(xlr-monojack) but this is way more!!!

    It worked perfectly before when i was using the balanced xlr-xlr cables to feed my cdr recorder but since using the unbalanced xlr-monojack cables the signal level is way low!

    I did not make the cables myself, but could it be the cables that are faulty??

    Jiggz
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    yes that could be a reason
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    Are the cables jack input or jack output, XLR to unbalanced only works in one direction.
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    Problem solved!

    I spoke to someone who suggested that the contacts were connected to the wrong pins in the xlr plug, so with a little soldering and swithing pins 2 and 3 around it all works perfectly!


    BTW, the cable is a jack output.
    Thanks for thr replies.

    Jiggz
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    Problem solved!

    I spoke to someone who suggested that the contacts were connected to the wrong pins in the xlr plug, so with a little soldering and swithing pins 2 and 3 around it all works perfectly!


    BTW, the cable is a jack output.
    Thanks for thr replies.

    Jiggz
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    Dr. R Moog
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    Congrats jiggz.

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