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DPA 4003 XLR Adapter
Old 4 weeks ago
  #1
DPA 4003 XLR Adapter

Worked on a job today where the engineer used an adapter to convert 130VDC out of a millennia preamp to run a DPA 4003 on a regular 3-pin XLR. Anyone have the schematic for these guys? It would make the possibility of using 130VDC DPAs more palatable if I didn't need a s**t-ton of 4-pin XLR cable,

D.
Old 4 weeks ago
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What you are looking for is the DPA PCC4000 Passive Connection Converter.

Other's have figured out the wiring for the discontinued cable converter


(and a reminder that the 130V 4-pin are unbalanced)
Old 4 weeks ago
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The other option is to use Josephson C617’s.
200 volt capsule polarization but works with
regular mic cables on any preamp providing
standard 48 volt phantom power.
Old 4 weeks ago
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I think the OP does not refer to the PCC4000 adaptor. I assume he asks for a schematic diagram to convert 4p XLR connectors to XLR 3p cables to run 130V a-symmectrically over 3 pin cables. It is possible. Use 1 and 2 at the XLR-3p side for audio and 3 for 130V. At the XLR-4p side 1 is shield, 4 is audio and 3 is 130V. 2 is not connected. But do not mess up, you kill your microphones...... or yourself !
Old 4 weeks ago
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Yes Folkie. That would be the best for me. I let a pair pass me by recently because I couldn't raise the funds. I was bummed.

But I think that what I was looking for was what is described by Orgeltonmeister.

Thanks all.

D.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Thanks. I am now prepared to rent some 4003s with no issues using them on location. Oh, and the Millennia to power them.

D.
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Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by tourtelot View Post
Thanks. I am now prepared to rent some 4003s with no issues using them on location. Oh, and the Millennia to power them.

D.
Do you own a Millennia with 4p 130V option?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by Orgeltonmeister View Post
Do you own a Millennia with 4p 130V option?
I have one available to me almost any time; a luxury to be certain.

D.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tourtelot View Post
It would make the possibility of using 130VDC DPAs more palatable if I didn't need a s**t-ton of 4-pin XLR cable,

D.
I've had 300' of cable for my 4003 and 4012s that's served me for over a decade now. I'm using 3 Avalon M5s with their 130V option. I don't find it 'un-palatable'. It's marked and kept in the same case as the mics. I also have the DPA Pre-pre as a fall back.

If I converted 3 pin XLR cables I'd have to mark those and think I'd worry more about mixing them up.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirk_ View Post
If I converted 3 pin XLR cables

How would you do so ?
You need 3 pin <---> 4 pin cable adaptors: see post #6 from tourtelot here above.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #11
Right! Just the point. No special cables needed. Just a pair of adapters that got assembled in about 1/2 hour from stuff found in the bins in my shop. Presto.

D.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by didier.brest View Post

How would you do so ?
You need 3 pin <---> 4 pin cable adaptors: see post #6 from tourtelot here above.
Remind me not to post before my first cup of coffee. I misunderstood by reading too quickly.

Now I get the point. Thanks
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