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  iPhone XLR line-level audio input adapter - 3.5mm TRRS Male to 1/4 inch Headphone Jack and 3-pin XLR Microphone Jack with built-in attenuator
iPhone XLR line-level audio input adapter - 3.5mm TRRS Male to 1/4 inch Headphone Jack and 3-pin XLR Microphone Jack with built-in attenuator


 
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Product Code: KM-IPHONE-X43-A22

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Product Code: KM-IPHONE-X43-A22

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Description:
This adapter allows you to connect a line-level audio source with a 3-pin XLR connector to the iPhone/iPad/iPod or other compatible device for quality recording. This adapter is NOT for recording from microphones. Use this adapter to record from headphone jacks, audio output jacks or from mixers and soundboards that have line-level outputs. The headset connections only have a mono mic input so, although you can connect a stereo signal, it will only record in mono. This adapter incorporates a built-in attenuator which reduces the line level signal down to a mic-level signal suitable for input for recording. This adapter works with line-level audio sources that have balanced or unbalanced XLR outputs . This adapter also includes a 1/4 inch stereo headphone jack which allows you to connect standard headphones. The headphones typically work for playback of recordings and not to monitor the microphone while recording unless you use a recording app with the monitoring feature (see FAQ section below for more details).

Types of audio sources/equipment that work with this adapter:
  • Headphone Jacks
  • Mixers and Soundboards with Line-Level outputs
  • Line-Level audio Sources
Types of equipment that will NOT work with this adapter:

How it Works:
Plug the adapter into the iPhone (or other device) headset jack and then plug the XLR into your audio source. The iPhone will recognize that an external mic is connected and turn its internal mic off allowing you to record using the external audio source. This adapter works with all audio/video recording apps and other functions just as the internal mic would.

Plug standard headphones into the headphone jack to listen to recordings. The headphone jack normally works for listening to recorded audio only and not to monitor the microphone input while recording, unless you use a recording app that has a microphone monitoring feature.

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Product FAQs:

Q: Will this adapter work with a stereo audio source?
A: The combined headset jack on the iPhone and other devices only has a mono mic input so you cannot record in stereo. Most recording apps split the mono signal into both left/right channels when recording so the audio will play back in both ears. There is a new stereo microphone product available which will allow for stereo recording using the docking connector; this is currently the only option available for stereo recording, Tascam IM2 stereo mic.

Q: Why do I need a different adapter for a microphone?
A: The iPhone headset mic input is a mic-level input. The mic-level signal is much lower than a line-level signal which is used in audio outputs. This adapter has a built-in attenuator which reduces line-level signals down to mic-level signal strength. If you connect a mic to this adapter the signal would be reduced to a point that you would not be able to hear it in a recording. Use the MIC versions of this adapter for recording from microphones.

Q: Can I connect a cable with a different style connector if I use an adapter?
A: Yes, you can use an adapter to convert from a 1/4 inch output or XLR, ect. We also have this adapter in those connector versions as well.

Q: Why can't I use the headphones to hear (monitor) the microphone while recording?
A: The microphone signal is too weak to be heard in the headphones without being amplified. The mic signal would need to be amplified by the software (App) and played back through the headphones live for you to be able to hear while you are recording. Most recording apps, including the4 built-in recording apps, do not have a monitoring feature so the headphones will only work for playback of recordings with these apps. If you use a recording app with monitoring, like StudioMini or Fire by AudioFile, then you will be able to monitor while recording.


Compatibility List:

  • iPhone - all versions
  • iPod - all versions
  • iPad - all versions
  • iPad mini - all versions
  • Android Phones and devices
  • Samsung Galaxy phones and Cameras

Compatible with most mobile devices that use the combined headphone/mic connection.

Not Compatible with some devices using the combined headset connection like versions of Motorola Droid phones and earlier versions of the Samsung Galaxy phones. and; some Manufacturers use a different method for wiring the headset connection.

Q; How do I know if this adapter will work with my phone or device?

A; Due to the massive number of new phones, versions and devices being released we are not able to test the adapter with all devices; however, if your device works with an iPhone headset (headphones and microphone) then this adapter will also work on your device.

  • Test your phone/device with a iPhone headset (perhaps try it with a friends iPhone headset)

OR

  • Look up a new headset for your phone/device and check the compatibility list to see if it is also compatible with iPhone.



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