Making Barrel plugs

pucho812

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Anyone ever attempted to make XLR barrel plugs?

Looking to make something similar except instead of phase reverse, it would have a built in attenuator. Would it best just to buy them and then convert them to my needs?
 

Tungstengruvsten

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These can make them pretty easy:
http://www.neutrik.com/fl/en/audio/210_1932196493/NA-Housing_detail.aspx
...allows you to use any 'D' size pieces on either end and are incredibly solid.

A neat trick I learned: Neutrik X series and XX series are built in reverse - on one the thread is on the body, on the other it is on the boot....so you can screw two bodies together to make ultra cheap adaptors!
 

mad.ax

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Everything you need should be there:
http://www.neutrik.com/Secure30/getMedia?encoding=ISO-8859-1&client=neutrik&saveAs=true&saveAsName=8%20Accessories%20PG%202009-V8_E.pdf&mediaPath=D:\DATA\CLIENT\neutrik\media\downloads\&mediaSavedName=Media_1078981069.pdf&contentType=application/pdf

Axel
 

strangeandbouncy

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Hi Pucho,


I made some like this, and don't use them anymore, since they tend to get bashed since they stick out of the panel so far! I made replacements (18 all told!) inside the male end of  10cm mic leads, so they dont protrude any further than a regular XLR plug.


  just my pennyworth . ..



    ANdyP
 

stickjam

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strangeandbouncy said:
Hi Pucho,


I made some like this, and don't use them anymore, since they tend to get bashed since they stick out of the panel so far! I made replacements (18 all told!) inside the male end of  10cm mic leads, so they dont protrude any further than a regular XLR plug.


  just my pennyworth . ..

     ANdyP

I'll second that!

I've personally witnessed four individual outputs (the typical plastic PCB-mount RE'ANs) on a synthesizer being sheared off* by a moving speaker cabinet because 1/4"-to-XLR barrel transformers made the connectors stick out too far.  :'(  Since then, my tech riders have specified nothing but Countryman, Klark Teknik or similar DI's.  All my adapters are on short pigtails for the same reason.

*that's worth A LOT of pennies!

-Bob
 
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