Connect an XLR microphone cable to an 1/4" instrument jack with Audio-Technica's CP8201 impedance-matching transformer. This handy adapter converts standard XLR low-impedance signals to high-impedance instrument-level signals, allowing you to plug XLR mics into guitar amps, pedalboards, or any 1/4" instrument input.
This impedance-matching transformer is designed to match 200-ohm output impedance to 50K-ohm input impedance. With an input impedance of 200 ohms and output impedance of 50,000 ohms, it's the perfect adapter for connecting a microphone to a Hi-Z instrument jack, such as the 1/4" jack on a guitar amplifier or guitar effects pedal.
Note: This adapter does not pass phantom power, since it uses a two-conductor 1/4" TS plug. It cannot be used with condenser microphones that require external phantom power to operate.
- Lo-Z to Hi-Z Transformer matches low-impedance microphones to high-impedance instrument jacks
- Reduces noise and hum caused by impedance-mismatched connections
- Maintains high-frequency response of signals that is reduced by an impedance mismatch
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