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Topic: Any technique to connect a mini-xlr cable? (Read 513 times) previous topic - next topic
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Any technique to connect a mini-xlr cable?

I bought an AKG K702. It comes with a horrible connector that I understand is called nini-xlr.

Why horrible? Because you have to match 3 small pins (male) that you cannot see once you approach the connector on the cable (female).

Anybody has a trick/technique that is foolproof or as foolproof as possible?

Just to clarify, the first time it went perfectly. I removed it to use a shorter cable, and now I cannot make it work anymore.

Thanks.

Re: Any technique to connect a mini-xlr cable?

Reply #1
Mini XLR has this metal buckle, isn't there a notch for it? A replacement cable for the AKG:

Re: Any technique to connect a mini-xlr cable?

Reply #2
EDIT: ok, looking inside with more light, I can see a canal where the thing should fit. It appears the pins have bent or that actually the holes have moved.

Still think is a horrible connector to have in this type of situations, I rather have a normal 3.5 like in my Philips Fidelio. Which makes the cables much more easy to connect.

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The cable has the metal buckle, however, there is not notch for it in the AKG. Or at least not an obvious one.



Such a horrible design. The pins and the holes are so small (the picture you sent is from the non-small XLR) that if you move half a millimeter you are off.


Re: Any technique to connect a mini-xlr cable?

Reply #3
I've worked with mini XLR and regular XLR quite often, and the problem is that the tolerances are pretty tight. That results in a very reliable connection, but you really need good quality connectors, and there is a lot of junk around.

Probably that's why they're used in pro audio, where reliability is more important than cost.
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