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MKE2-5 to XLR

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I'd like to connect an MKE2-5 mic (with pigtails) to an XLR connector. There's a red, blue and shield within the MKE2-5 cable but I can't find any definitive wiring diagram to connect an XLR connector to it.

 

Any help would be hugely appreciated.

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Red goes to pin 2, Blue to pin 3 and shield to pin 1. You can't power a lav with 48vp if that's what you're trying to do by using an XLR connector. Lavs normally run on 3-5 volts supplied by a wireless transmitter. 48v phantom will damage the MKE2.

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Yes,  direct Phantom Power would surely fry the mic. Solder on a plug for your current  (or anticipated) wireless transmitter (normally a TA5 for Lectros or a locking 3.5mm TRS for the budget 100 series Sennheisers and purchase the appropriate XLR Phantom Pwr adapter/power supply from Eric at PSS or another usual suspect sound shop.


 

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