What kind of cable...

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  1. decay-o-caster

    decay-o-caster Member

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    ...looks like an XLR mic cable, but has 5 skinny posts inside instead of 3 fatter ones like a normal mic cable?

    I find myself in possession of one, and I don't know what it is!
     
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    Sounds like a DIN connector. DIN's can be 5 pin or 7 pin and can carry audio or midi or even phantom power like an XLR connector. However,the cable that you use is important too.
     
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    It could also be a 5 pin XLR cable.

    These are used for stereo mics and tube mics that need additional power sent to the mic head.
     
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    Hmmm... both good answers. Thanks! And both a PITA since I don't have gear that uses this kind of cable! :)
     
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    Are you sure it's not a MIDI cable? Is it Male on both ends?
     
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    No, I've got some MIDI cables - this looks like a mic cable (M/F XLR connectors on the ends), and in fact I thought it was until I tried to plug it into a mic. A great disappointment... :rolleyes:
     
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    5 Pin XLR. Used for tube mics with a seperate power supply.
     
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    70's Alembic style bass w/18 volt external PS? :)
    I have to wire up a replacement every so often for someone here :>)
     

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