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Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System - Balanced XLR Termination

You Pay: $15.49

Transformer balanced adapter cable to use PRO 88W receiver with XLR-type balanced microphone inputs.

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Audio-TechnicaCP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System
 
4.4

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Improves system function (14)
  • Time saver (12)
  • Improves sound quality (11)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (20)
    • Outdoor events / games (15)
    • Amateur recording (12)
    • Performances (12)
    • Home studio (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (26), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Useful unbalanced adapter from AT

    I generally prefer to use only balanced audio cabling when I can, but let's face it, there are occasions when some piece of equipment or another doesn't have a balanced connector available (such...Read complete review

    I generally prefer to use only balanced audio cabling when I can, but let's face it, there are occasions when some piece of equipment or another doesn't have a balanced connector available (such as the AT 88W wireless microphones for example).

    This quality constructed cable adapts those outputs to a transformer controlled and matched XLR cable connector, making the use of the non-balanced item a piece of cake.

    These are well made, and belong in anyone's field audio toolkit in my opinion. Highly recommended.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    CP8306 Adapter Cable

    Seems to work just fine for me. I use this for product demonstration videos and training films. The distance range is very good but not the 300 ft. it advertises. Good product for...Read complete review

    Seems to work just fine for me. I use this for product demonstration videos and training films. The distance range is very good but not the 300 ft. it advertises. Good product for the money.

    Reviewed by 32 customers

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    5.0

    Easy connection

    By Zurdo

    from New York, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Saves Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

      Simple task, simply performed.

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      5.0

      It's a cable.

      By ConradEvarts

      from Helena, MT

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Magical

      Cons

      • I Don't Understand It

      Best Uses

      • Scorecery

      Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

      And it conducts electricity in some magical way that makes sound on my TV shows. This magical device works with or without pixie dust.

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      4.0

      It WORKS!!

      By ed...

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Sound Quality
      • Improves System Function

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentary
        • Interviews
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

        I used this for my Pro 88W lav mics. IT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY!!! I was constantly having problems recording into my Tascam DR-40. I was get a "buzz" sound in my audio. It turns out that the DR-40 only accepts balanced inputs and the Pro 88W system is unbalanced. This cable takes care of that.

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        4.0

        Just the thing for what it does.

        By Steve

        from Chelsea, Mi

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

          I purchased the CP8306 to connect my Audio Technica wireless to my Zoom Recorder by way of a xlr-y cable. Good build quality.

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          5.0

          Nice alternative to Lectrosonics cable

          By ScottinD

          from Detroit, MI

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Sound Quality
          • Improves System Function
          • Saves Time
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

            I bought this to connect a UCR100 to a XLR Mic in. The Lectro cable for this is a LOT more, this one was close to the price of materials (for a DIY).

            Did a bunch of testing and it works perfectly. The lectro has a right angle 1/8" connector and that would be nice, but not a big deal.

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            5.0

            Wireless Receiver Output to Video Camera

            By PhotoJim

            from Southwest Florida

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves System Function
            • Saves Time
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • On Site-remote Broadcast
              • On Site-rremote Broadcast
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

              I use this adaptor all the time. My wireless microphone system receiver output uses the small female jack. Connecting audio imputs to my pro-level HD video camera requires an XLR jack.

              The CP8306 Adapter Cable does the perfect job. No need for endless configurations trying to get the right imputs and utputs. The cable length is the perfect length and doesn't get in the way.

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              5.0

              Adapter Cable 'Just what I needed'

              By Worry Wart

              from Fresno, CA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Saves Time
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                  January 2, 2014

                  This CP8306 Adapter Cable that goes from an 1/8th inch pin to a three-pronged connector was just what I needed for my recenly-purchased Audio-Technica lapel mic to my SONY HDAXR 2000 video camera. I am quite glad to now have this adapter and intend to use it frequently. Care must be taken to avoid having the cable get in front of the camera while shooting, but other than this, I don't think there are any precautions necessary for successful use. I highly endorse this product for anyone who needs something similar.

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                  5.0

                  Simple solution to a simple problem

                  By wavereflections

                  from New Hampshire

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves System Function

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                    I think this item should be included with the Pro 88 W Wireless System by Audio-Technica but it is a inexpensive enough solution. It connects the Pro 88 to my Panasonic HPX250 perfectly. The sound quality remains nice an clean.

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                    2.0

                    The Pro 88 W is better than this adapter

                    By VideoNC

                    from Raleigh NC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Convenient
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Saves Time

                    Cons

                    • Degrades Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording

                    Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                    I recently got a Sony EV50 camcorder that has only XLR inputs. I built a capacitor-isolated adapter cable to connect my Audio-Technica Pro 88 W to the Sony's balanced input. It worked fine, but I thought keeping the input balanced with a transformer (as in the CP8306) would be even better. Wrong. There is an obvious loss of bass response when used with this adapter. I confirmed the same result on an audio mixer with both balanced and unbalanced inputs. The Pro 88W sounded great through the unbalanced input but thin and tinny through this adapter. It will work in a pinch, and may be better if there is a long run of cable between the Pro 88 W receiver and the camera, but I would not recommend it when cables can be kept short. I'd suggest another solution that doesn't degrade the sound quality of the Pro 88 W.

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                    5.0

                    Works as Advertised

                    By Allan

                    from Portland, OR

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves System Function
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                      A short XLR cable that connects the Pro 88W to XLR inputs. Simple product for a simple job. Works wonderfully for it. I mount the 88W receiver to the shoe on my DVX-100, so the cable is a little long for the short distance to the XLR inputs, but it's much better than a cable too short. I use a twist tie to wrangle the remaining cable into a tidy bunch then all is well. Great product.

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                      3.0

                      CP8306 Adapter Cable

                      By Johnny

                      from Grand Forks, ND

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                        Seems to work just fine for me. I use this for product demonstration videos and training films. The distance range is very good but not the 300 ft. it advertises. Good product for the money.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The right fix

                        By Pure video

                        from Sacramento, CA

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Sound Quality
                        • Improves System Function
                        • Saves Time
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                          This cable works perfectly.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          No Problems

                          By Robert

                          from Berkeley, CA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Saves Time

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                            They work well with my two PRO-88W WIRELESS SYSTEM w/830 (57) and HXR-NX5U AVCHD CAMCORDER.

                            No problems at all.

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            quality

                            By stew

                            from Georgia

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Sound Quality
                            • Saves Time

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                              product works and [...] no complaints at all

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              gotta get one!

                              By rustychain

                              from Idaho

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Sound Quality
                              • Improves System Function

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                                Does the job perfectly. Nice long length is great for H4n or other recorders.

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                                5.0

                                Works Great!

                                By scribs

                                from Maryland

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Events
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                                  Very basic cable and does the job. Plenty of length and sound quality is awesome.

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                                  4.0

                                  Get the Job Done

                                  By Nevans

                                  from Denver, CO

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves System Function

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Events

                                    Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                                    Work well. My only qualm is that the connection from the XLR pins to the cable seems a bit flimsy.

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                                    5.0

                                    A must for Wireless & Camcorders

                                    By Racin' with D.O.

                                    from Speedway, In.

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Performances
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                                      Just what I need to connect my wireless to my camcorder. Good price and long lasting. A must !

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                                      5.0

                                      Does what it needs to do

                                      By jmb1981

                                      from Portland, OR

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Saves Time

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Events
                                        • Performances
                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                                        It's just a cable - it works. Very little that can go wrong with it.

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                                        4.0

                                        Mic Sets

                                        By T Nontypical

                                        from Dallas TX

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Sound Quality
                                        • Saves Time

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Audio-Technica CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System:

                                          Good value for the cost. So far so good they work as well as they are advertised.

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