The HXP-005 Unbalanced 1/4" TS Male to 3-Pin XLR Female Audio Cable (5') from Hosa Technology is a professional audio cable that is ideal for applications where a device with an XLR output needs to be connected to a device with an unbalanced 1/4" input. The cable has top-quality REAN connectors for excellent durability and superior signal transfer.
A lot of these cables seem to short one of the ...
A lot of these cables seem to short one of the signal pins to ground, which can cause issues or even damage output circuits. Is this the case here?
Asked by: Robert
As our trusted rep from Hosa has mentioned, this is an unbalanced cable with pins 1 and 3 connecting to the sleeve while pin 2 connects to the tip. The Rean connectors used in its construction are pro quality and made by Neutrik. An unbalanced XLR to 1/4" cable like this one has a 1/4" TS connector which won't short the signal when used to connect to an unbalanced input. Avoid using balanced XLR to 1/4" TRS cables, which could cause issues when used to connect to an unbalanced input.