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post #1891 of 5057

I am getting the  following Hifi-m8.

 

 

– Unbalanced: 1/4″ jack, 1/8″ jack and Balanced 4-Pin XLR jack

 

 

 

1).Will the above plug be ok for it?

2).Would it be easy enough for me wire up my headphones.

3).Would I need a soldering iron kit?

4). Is there any way to purchase a plug as above that is merely a 3.5 or 1/4 adapter, or does that defeat the purpose?

 

Maybe this could be posted in the cables section, but it connected with my pre-order and hey ...gives us something to do whilst we wait.

 

Thanks all.

post #1892 of 5057

You wont get the benefit of a balanced amp with an adaptor (and you could end up harming the amp). You need to re-terminate your headphones for it.

post #1893 of 5057
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

You wont get the benefit of a balanced amp with an adaptor (and you could end up harming the amp). You need to re-terminate your headphones for it.
dmmit.was hoping for an easy i.e. lazy fix.

Could be a project!
post #1894 of 5057

Hi Guys - 

 

Does anyone know the pin outs of the 4pin XLR connectors? 

 

I'm in the process of cabling my Grados & making tails for XLR-1/4" connectors, want to get my L/R around the right way for the M8 when it arrives... :)

 

 

Cheers

Neelam

post #1895 of 5057

pin1: L+

pin2: L-

pin3: R+

pin4: R-

post #1896 of 5057
Doesn't someone make a dual 3-pin XLR to 4-pin XLR adapter?
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post #1898 of 5057
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post

Doesn't someone make a dual 3-pin XLR to 4-pin XLR adapter?

 

Just about any cable manufacturer can make you one.  Very simple to DIY if you have the tools as well.

post #1899 of 5057

 

Positive image on the progress on Centrance's blog.

post #1900 of 5057

Freezing the gerbers(click )

new blog entry, VERY EXCITING NEWS! ...congrats Michael!

post #1901 of 5057

That's a great milestone, great job Michael cool.gif

Seems like my unit will be shipping in June, can't wait!

post #1902 of 5057

Congratulations - I am very excited that we are "close," it is starting to look like the light at the end of the tunnel may not be a train after all!

 

A question for Michael / Centrance - Will the 1/8" and 1/4" single ended jacks on the 4 pin XLR version be wired to the same amp section(s), or will they each be to a different set of the internal amps.  In other words, if I have a headphone plugged into each of the single ended jacks, will they each be running from separate amp circuits, or from the same circuit.  To put it another way, will it be like two headphones each plugged into a separate  SE amp, but in one case, or like two headphones plugged into one SE amp?  Man, I re-read this, and it still doesn't seem clear.

 

I believe the 1/4" TRS jacks on the 3 pin combos each go to their own amp section?  Do the 1/4 and 1/8 on the 4 pin XLR version also go to separate amp sections... I hope this makes sense to someone at Centrance...


Edited by aamefford - 4/30/13 at 8:08pm
post #1903 of 5057
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Just about any cable manufacturer can make you one.  Very simple to DIY if you have the tools as well.

Just wondering if going with a 4-pin XLR and adapter is more "universal."
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post


Just wondering if going with a 4-pin XLR and adapter is more "universal."

I think that is what has been the consensus in this thread. I'm doing the 4-XLR and 1/8~1/4 se combo.

post #1905 of 5057
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post


Just wondering if going with a 4-pin XLR and adapter is more "universal."


That is what I plan to do, possibly pending the answer to my previous post.

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