Introduction

The XLR Connector is the part of the microphone that plugs into the cable which carries the sound to the sound mixer and speakers.

  1. Using a small flat head screwdriver, gently turn the retaining screw at the bottom of the microphone counterclockwise until it stops or provides resistance.
    • Using a small flat head screwdriver, gently turn the retaining screw at the bottom of the microphone counterclockwise until it stops or provides resistance.

    • The retaining screw is mounted to the connector and has a left-handed thread. Turning the screw clockwise locks the connector in place. Turning it counterclockwise lowers it down into the hole, releasing the connector.

    • Once the screw stops, do not try to loosen it further.

  2. Plug an XLR cable into the loose connector.
    • Plug an XLR cable into the loose connector.

    • While holding the disconnect button down, pull on the cable to remove the connector from the body of the microphone.

    • If the wire is not exposed from the insulation, strip the broken wire.

    • Bend the wire around the contact point. Pin numbers are located on the outside of the connector.

    • Connect the red wire to Pin 3 and the blue wire to Pin 2.

    • Pin 1 should have a single piece of exposed wire connecting it to the metal plate on the top of the connector (the ground plate).

    • Clamps are helpful for this step.

    • In one hand, hold the solder. In the other hold your soldering iron.

    • Touch both the soldering iron and the solder to the contact point. The solder should melt and create a connection between the wire and the microphone connector.

    • Remove the solder and then the soldering iron from the contact point.

    • If you remove the soldering iron first, the solder may become stuck to the contact point.

    • Let the wire cool for 30 seconds or so.

    • If the wire is not completely connected repeat steps 2 through 5.

Conclusion

After soldering the wires to the XLR connector and reassembling your microphone, your microphone should be ready to plug in to the XLR cable and function properly.

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Many thanks. Very helpful.

Namron - Reply

Yes I'm glad it was so simple and quick to fix my mic!

heyaly - Reply

Red wire to pin 3? Seems to go against the pin 2 hot method?

Jim - Reply

I'm not familiar with the "pin 2 hot method." We took a working mic apart and reassembled it the way we found it, so I'm pretty that is the correct soldering configuration.

Daniel Berger -

Świetna strona. Brawo.

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