EW Plug Pin configuration

Microphones

The tip of the jack is both the audio input at microphone level and the bias voltage for the microphone.

For most Sennheiser microphones (e.g. MKE2, HSP2, HS2, etc.) this requires the red wire to be soldered to the tip of the jack and both the blue and the screen wires to be soldered to the ring and sleeve of the jack. 

For some Sennheiser microphones (e.g. ME2, ME4, ME3, etc.) this requires the centre wire (white or yellow) to be soldered to the tip of the jack and the screen of the wire to be soldered to the ring and sleeve of the jack. 

To connect a standard dynamic microphone with a 3 pin XLR connector, you will need to make a special lead:

  • XLR pins 1&3 connected to minijack ring & sleeve
  • XLR pin 2 connected via an electrolytic capacitor to minijack tip
  • The capacitor should be around 10uF 10V. The positive terminal must be connected at the minijack end.

Instruments

For guitars, the tip of the guitar jack should go to the ring of the mini-jack. 

The sleeve of the guitar jack should go to both the tip and sleeve of the mini-jack.

Line Input

For an unbalanced line connect the signal to the ring of the jack and the ground to the tip and sleeve of the jack. 

For a balanced line, connect the hot signal (XLR pin 2) to the ring of the jack. Connect the cold signal (XLR pin 3) and the ground (XLR pin 1) to both the tip and sleeve of the jack

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