6ft Premier Series XLR Male to RCA Male Cable, 16AWG (Gold Plated)
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    6ft Premier Series XLR Male to RCA Male Cable, 16AWG (Gold Plated)

    An XLR to RCA cable converts a balanced audio signal into an unbalanced signal. This is good for sending audio signals from an XLR source to an RCA input, or vice versa. Regardless of direction, the result will be an unbalanced signal.

    This is a premium quality cable with gold plated connectors at each end. The cable is made with two 16 AWG oxygen-free copper conductors, in a twisted-pair arrangement, and is shielded along the full length with copper braid with 97.5% coverage.

    This cable uses the standard pinout with pins 1 and 3 of the XLR connector wired to the shield of the RCA plug and pin 2 of the XLR connector wired to the tip of the RCA plug.

    • 16AWG Stranded Copper Wire Conduits.
    • 97.5% Shielded Connections
    • Gold Plated Connectors
    • Metallic Graphite Colored Connector Housings
    • Molded Strain Relief Boots.
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    4.9 / 5.0
    99 Reviews
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    Wired properly for Unbalanced to Balanced
    I bought these cables to go from the unbalanced pre amp outputs of my AVR to the balanced inputs of a 7 channel power amp with balanced inputs for my home theater. I purchased 1 piece first to determine how it is wired internally because Monoprice tech support can never provide this information (see Con above). They are wired properly. Pin 2 of the XLR goes to the RCA plug center contact. Pin 3 of XLR goes to the other wire conductor in the twisted pair cable and then attaches to the outer contact of the RCA plug. And lastly pin 1 of the XLR is connected to the shield of the cable which then goes to the outer contact of the RCA plug also. This is correct for unbalanced out to balanced in. If hooking up your equipment in this fashion causes hum you have a ground loop somewhere else in your system.

    PROS: Wired properly for unbalanced output to balanced input. For balanced output to unbalanced input, it would depend on the circuit topology of the balanced output whether this cable is suitable.

    CONS: None yet but it is curious that Monoprice Tech support can never answer a question about how their cables are wired. This info should be readily available on the website IMHO.
    November 20, 2014
    Good ONLY for balanced to unbalanced
    I love monoprice cables in general, and this cable is good. At the time of this review, the writeup is incorrect when stating that this should be used to connect an unbalanced output with a balanced input.

    To connect an unbalanced output to a balanced input, a two conductor (+ shield) cable is needed.
    On the unbalanced end, the red conductor should connect to the tip, the black to the ring (the shield should not be connected).
    The XLR connector should be wired with the shield connecting to pin 1, the red to pin 2, the black to pin 3.
    You now would have 30-80db of noise rejection.

    For more reading:

    This Rane document has the best chart on proper wireing.
    http://www.rane.com/note110.html

    This is a more technical document that tells us why.
    http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/connecting_unbalanced_outputs_to_balanced_inputs_and_vice_versa/P2/

    I hope monoprice develops this new cable for us!

    PROS: Great cable for connecting a balanced output to an unbalanced input

    CONS: Do NOT mistake this cable as being the proper way to connect an unbalanced output to a balanced input (e.g. a consumer CD player to a audio mixing board).
    August 21, 2012
    Beware of Pin Configuration
    3/5

    PROS: Quality Materials, Fast shipping

    CONS: Would not work upon initial use.....after troubleshooting I found xlr pins 2 and 3 were both connected to the RCA center pin. This is incorrect and the adapter would not work until I opened it up and made corrections. This repair may not be possible by the typical user, and would result in a lower review score if they were to isolate the problem. Shame on you, Monoprice, for your production quality control here. However, I must say this is the first quality issue I have encountered and I will continue to be a customer.
    March 18, 2011
    Great Cables
    I have these cables between an Arcam FM tuner (RCA male) and an Anthem amplifier (XLR male). The cables are very flexible and appear to be of extremely good quality. What I liked best was the price which is way below the average retail for these cables. The sound reproduction is superb.

    PROS: *good quality
    *very flexible cables

    CONS: *my only beef is that the cheapest shipping method takes quite a long time to get to Canada
    August 17, 2010
    great cables
    These cables are very well built. I especially like the rca end of it. It's metallic and is well put together. Looks very clean and professional. The cable itself is not plastic like your usual rca cable. It's covered with rubber insulation which is good for protecting the cables inside. The connections are firm and they don't loosen up. I've been using them for a while now and they're working as expected.

    PROS: very pretty, strong, clean, professional grade.

    CONS: None that I can find.
    October 25, 2011
    Onkyo to crown xti amp
    Amazing quality for the price!. Have these connected from Onkyo TX-Sr706 to a crown xti 1000 amp. No buzzing no hum, Sound is great, very high quality cables. Monoprice is the best.
    August 20, 2009
    Outstanding quality at any price
    I got these for plugging from the RCA outputs of my DJ mixer into the XLR inputs of my powered speaker. I wanted good quality, because everything would be riding on these. I looked online for what looked to be the best quality for the best price, and these Monoprice cables were perfect. I would have paid more to have gotten cables of this quality. They are very thick, and the connectors are heavy duty. I will be buying a second pair for backup.

    PROS: Very high-grade professional quality heavy-duty connectors, very thick cables

    CONS: I would have liked to have been able to get them in a longer length. I have to connect them to another pair of XLR cables to be long enough to make it to my speakers, no matter how close I put them.
    May 15, 2013
    great for studio monitor speakers
    Did exactly what I hoped they would do and cut the stray hum from pc soundcard to my powered monitor speakers. Good shielded rca cable to xlr was hard to find but these are very good quality and a low price. Very pleased with purchase and proceeded to buy more rca cables for the home system.


    PROS: rca to xlr shielded cable, good quality, great price

    CONS: The rca ends can crack sometimes and tend to fit very tightly which mostly is a plus - unless you are plugging and unplugging them a lot.
    February 25, 2014
    Perfect
    High quality. Just what I was looking for.

    PROS: Perfect. I use them to connects speakers to a dac.
    May 26, 2013
    Best Purchase Yet
    To people ordering in Canada, only negative, on a $107 order (including the $35 DHL 1-2day delivery), I got dinged $25 in custom fees... and only a few dollars of that was TAX... the bulk of it was "processing" fees. I ONLY seem to encounter this when using DHL. When I ship post I never get fees...

    PROS: Cheap

    They Work and sound amazing!

    CONS: NONE
    December 20, 2013

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