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RØDE VXLR 3.5mm Minijack to Male XLR Adapter
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The RODE VXLR is a high quality adapter that converts a 3.5 mm mini-jack into a 3 pin XLR - ideal for connecting VideoMic products to high-end interfaces, preamps and cameras.
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I don't think the vendor can really be blamed for the confusion. It's Rode who are at fault. The back of the printed Rode packet declares:
'The VXLR is used to convert a Mono 3.5mm mini-jack to a 3 pin XLR'
And right next to this it has a wiring diagram showing connections for a stereo mini-jack plug!
I have uploaded an image showing the packet for reference. See above.
In the diagram, the tip and ring (right and left channels) are connected together and sent to pin 2 (+ve) of the XLR (as you would expect).
The sleeve (ground) is connected to pins 3 (-ve) and 1 (ground) of the XLR (again, as you would expect).
So which is it Rode - is it meant for mono or stereo mini-jacks or is it for both?
The fact is that all Rode mono mics are manufactured with *stereo plugs* - it's just that the same signal is connected to tip and ring. So when Rode talk about this adapter being suitable for mono 3.5mm mini-jacks, what they actually mean is *stereo* mini-jacks with *mono* wiring.
I have seen people state that Rode sell two different versions of this adapter. I'm afraid this is incorrect. There is only one, and this is it.
So, if you're intending to use this Rode adapter with a non-Rode mic, check if it has a stereo mini-jack.
If your mic has a true mono mini-jack (like the Audio-Technica ATR35s) then this adapter is *NOT* going to work. Why? Because when you use a true mono jack, signal and ground become connected together, because the sleeve (earth) in a mono mini-jack extends to where the ring (right channel) is on a stereo mini-jack.Read more ›
"STEREO 3.5M MINI JACK TO XLR ADAPTERThe vxlr is used to convert a MONO 3.5 mm mini-jack to a 3 pin xlr"
so which is it, mono or stereo 3.5mm socket?
there are two versions of the vxlr, one converts from 3.5 mm stereo to xlr, which this one is as i discovered.
the other vxlr adaptor rode manufactures coverts from 3.5 mm Mono to xlr, which this one isn't.
I can't use this in my set up - using a 3.5mm stereo mini jack microphone into then XLR input of my TASCAM DR44....it just doesn't work!!
I don't think this is a problem of the Adapter, just the way it is used within a system!!
Rode need to do a bit of research to advise better on what this CAN or CANT do!!
i.e. - more explaining on Stereo/mono etc
in terms of build quality you would expect good quality from rode at this price, and i was not disappointed. the metal construction feels very sturdy and worth the six quid or so paid for the item. the friction on mounting a 3.5mm jack is good meaning it will not fall out or rattle around at all.
One of the good points about this is because it is rode you can trust it and its xlr connection feels strong.
not much else to say. not cheap but definitely worth the money if you want to use your 3.5mm kit with a xlr input. on a side note is black so blends in with most kit and looks like your kit is xlr and seems more professional than it actually might be.
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Worked a treat and gave me flexibility for my gig. Also must praise the company there was a minor issue with the order (it happens) and one quick call they rectified it quicklyPublished 3 months ago by Ian K Jones
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