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Bama Slamma 14th March 2007 12:42 AM

XLR to Edison adapter AKA Winner of Darwin Award
 
Here's a funny story I heard at work the other day.

Disclaimer: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS!!!!! IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!

Some fool came into a rental company to rent a microphone. He received the mike and an XLR cable. Apparently he (the fool) didn't know he needed an amp and speakers to make a PA system. He got to the venue and set the mike on a stand. He went off into the wings, cut the male XLR plug off the end of the mike cable, put an Edison (120 VAC) plug on the cable, and plugged it into a nearby outlet, thinking the sound of the singer's voice would "magically" transmit over the building wiring. Needless to say, the 120 VAC instantly fried the mike and nearly electrocuted the fool and the singer.

Pano 14th March 2007 08:14 AM

I heard the same story almost 30 years ago in a music store in West Palm Beach. Except the guy's cousin was an "electrician" so he could wire up the mic no problem. Brought the mic back with an edison plug on the end saying it didn't work. ;)

Probably urban legend....

adason 14th March 2007 12:05 PM

i do not have time to search for it
http://www.darwinawards.com/


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