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Old 31st March 2004, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default RCA to XLR

Hi again. I have made up a couple of RCA to XLR leads for use with balanced input. The shield of the RCA goes to the cold and ground lines of the XLR, and the centre pin of the RCA to the hot line of the XLR.

My question is, would this lead be safe to use on a desk with phantom power? Do I risk damaging the device connected via the RCA connectors, or the desk for that matter?

Many thanks.

Matthew
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Old 31st March 2004, 09:48 PM   #2
markp is offline markp  United States
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What direction are you going? XLR to RCA or RCA to XLR?
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Old 31st March 2004, 09:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: RCA to XLR

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My question is, would this lead be safe to use on a desk with phantom power? Do I risk damaging the device connected via the RCA connectors
Hi,
Yes, I saw few Dat recorders and wireless mic receivers with destroyed output caps (electrolytics).

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or the desk for that matter?
No, phantom power (48V) has resistors (usually 6k8) in series (current limit).

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Old 5th April 2004, 02:44 PM   #4
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Cheers guys. Mark, the leads are RCA output to XLR input. I played it safe and used RCA to unbalanced jack leads.

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