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XLR Audio Pinouts

X The term "XLR" comes from the ITT Cannon part number for this connector. The 3 pin version is probably the most common type of audio connector and it's typically used for microphone level audio.

Following is a list of the common or standard wiring pinouts for XLR connectors. These are merely suggested pinouts and is no way written in stone as the only way to terminate this connector. Keep in mind that outputs, by convention, are normally male. Inputs, by convention, are normally female.

Balanced Line - 3 Contact
D.C. Power (Sony) - 4 Contact
Balanced Line with Control Pair - 5 Contact
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