The Sescom Two Stereo Balanced Line 1/4" to XLR Cables and 3.5mm DSLR Attenuating Line to Mic Level Cable Kit from B&H includes a Sescom cable with a 43 dB pad, two XLR female connectors at one end and a 3.5mm mini-jack connector at the other end, and two Pearstone PM Series 1/4" TRS to 3-pin XLR interconnect cables. This kit can be used to route clean, distortion-free audio while reducing a signal by 43 dB, and results in an audio signal suitably matched for unbalanced camera inputs.
The Sescom Attenuating Line to Mic Level Cable is a cable with two XLR female connections at one end, and a 3.5mm plug at the other. It's designed to match the level of recorders and mixers to that of DSLR cameras. As such, it offers a -43 dB pad to help you route clean, distortion-free audio into the camera. The cable offers a Canare two-conductor shielded assembly with circuitry housed within. This circuitry carefully reduces signal by -43 dB, doing so without introducing noise, and resulting in an audio signal suitably matched for unbalanced inputs. The cable itself measures 18" in length.
Quality parts are used throughout. For instance, this cable makes use of a Switchcraft 3.5mm stereo plug at one end, and Neutrik XLR NC3FX-B female XLR connections at the other end. These terminations not only offer reliable connections, but also provide a low-profile design that does away with clunky in-line attenuators, favoring a construction that won't place undue strain on the camera's input connections.
- Flexible cable
- XLR output to mic-level input
- Switchcraft and Neutrik connectors for reliability
- 43 dB of attenuation
The Pearstone PM Series 1/4" TRS Male to XLR Male Professional Interconnect Cable (10') is ideal for audio applications in which a device with an XLR input needs to be connected to a device with a balanced 1/4" output. Typical scenarios include connecting the output of a mixing board or audio interface to a powered speaker, or using an aux send to route signal to an outboard effects processor.
The cable is equipped with 24-gauge oxygen-free copper conductors and spiral shielding to protect against EMI and RFI noise. The professional-grade cast-zinc Rean XLR connector is field serviceable and features silver-plated contacts, while the Rean 1/4" TRS connector features a molded design for maximum strain relief. The twin conductive PVC shield reduces electrostatic noise, and distinguishes the PM series as the best value in its class.