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wiring a BM5 ribbon mic from din to xlr
Old 15th July 2005
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wiring a BM5 ribbon mic from din to xlr

HI all,
Ive just purchased a lovely old beomic bm5 (stereo ribbon mic) off ebay
which is wired to 5 pin din, i have the diagrams off sanks website
but am unsure on how to wire this up to xlrs
do i split the ground and wire to 2 xlrs ?

any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks
Old 15th July 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tweaka303
do i split the ground and wire to 2 xlrs ?
Yes, it's as simple as that..

Jakob E.
Old 15th April 2008
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Hi!
What is the purpose of the driver unit included with the mic in this auction?

eBay.com.my: Bang & Olufsen B&O BM5 Ribbon Microphone rare vintage (item 320215691263 end time Feb 14, 2008 02:22:20 MYT)


If I obtained a BM5, is the mic useless by itself without the "driver unit"?


Thanks.
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Old 15th November 2008
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slightly ot, sorry.
how on earth do you wire a duel element ribbon mic?
two transformers? some wacky wiring? what?
Old 9th May 2012
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can someone post the diagram for wiring the din connector to 2x XLR-m?

thanks
Old 10th May 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lowswing View Post
can someone post the diagram for wiring the din connector to 2x XLR-m?

thanks
The BM5 stereo mic consists of BM6 (lower part) and BM7 (upper part). You will be using two 3 pin XLR connectors and the wiring is as follows:

BM6

Din pin 1-->XLR pin 2
Din pin 3-->XLR pin 3

BM7

Din pin 4-->XLR pin 2
Din pin 5-->XLR pin 3

Din pin 2 is a ground and you will need to split it and connect to pin 1 of each XLR.

Best, M
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