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Tom Fino
XLR Microphone connection
on Aug 6, 2015 at 7:05:50 pm

I have a stage mic with an XLR connection that I want to use with a home stereo amplifier that has RCA inputs. Is there a way I can do this?

Thanks.


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Ty Ford
Re: XLR Microphone connection
on Aug 6, 2015 at 7:59:47 pm

Hello Tom,

It depends on whether or not the mic requires Phantom Power. If it doesn't, you can try an XLR to RCA cable. The problem there is that Mic Level is normally below that of the -10 level jacks on a home system, so you won't hear much

If the mic does require Phantom Power, you first need to buy an external Phantom Power supply or a small mixer with at least one XLR input that has Phantom Power. You'll need a mixer with either a -10 output or a variable output that you can dial back some so you don't overload the home system.

What Mic?

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Eric Toline
Re: XLR Microphone connection
on Aug 10, 2015 at 12:37:41 am

If you have a dynamic microphone and a stereo receiver with phono level inputs you can connect the mic to the phono input and it will work just fine.

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