Topic: ADI-2 Pro mini XLR Balanced Out

i now have audeze headphones with 4 pin mini xlr connector. What kind of cables do I need to connect these balanced to the ADI-2 Pro?

I have not found any mini XLR to TRS cables on the internet and I am not very good at soldering.

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I don't know of a standard adapter for this case. The balanced connection with two 6.3 TSR plugs is too exotic.

Maybe https://audioverse.de/ will make a customized one-off production.

The pinout on the RME side is described in the manual, chapter 33.7.
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Ich kenne keinen serienmässigen Adapter für diesen Fall. dazu ist der symmetrische Anschluss mit zwei 6,3 TSR Steckern zu exotisch.

Vielleicht mach ja https://audioverse.de/ eine kundenspezifisch Einzelanfertigung.

Die Belegung auf Seiten RME ist in der Bedienungsanleitung, im Kapitel 33.7 Steckerbelegungen beschrieben.

Ralf
(ADI-2 Pro FS with Dell XPS13 and Dynaudio Focus 600 XD or Focal Clear — and a lot of Jazz)

3 (edited by KaiS 2023-01-21 22:13:56)

Re: ADI-2 Pro mini XLR Balanced Out

Due to ADI-2 Pro’s special double-TRS configuration for balanced ‘phones, there’s no readily available cable.

Go to a Pro-Audio / musicians store and let them do the soldering.
Show them manual page 44 for the pinout.

You can start with a standard-AUDEZE TRS-to-MiniXLR cable of your choice, let them replace the single TRS with two TRS.



Balanced vs Single-Ended with AUDEZE:
I don’t here any difference with my AUDEZE LCD-4 or LCD-2r2.

Power-wise I can stay on Single-Ended LowPower, and still need only ca. -20 dB Volume.

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does that mean that I need separate 4 pin xlr to TRS cables for left and right?

One cable is soldered at the end only with pin 1/2 and the the other one only with pin 3/4?
Or should the two cables be soldered identically?

5 (edited by KaiS 2023-01-22 00:51:30)

Re: ADI-2 Pro mini XLR Balanced Out

The (full size) 4pin XLR in manual page 44 is not the AUDEZE pinout of course, can be ignored.

The relevant part for your case is the double-TRS, on the ADI-2 Pro’s side.


The pin-out for the LCD mini-XLR connectors (those that go into the headphones themselves) on the LCD series cables, to double-TRS balanced is as follows:

miniXLR 1 and 4: (+) —> TRS Tip
miniXLR 2 and 3: (-) —> TRS Ring
TRS Sleeve = not connected

Left and right are the same.

Re: ADI-2 Pro mini XLR Balanced Out

Thanks! I think I will try to make a cable myself. as a positive side effect I also learn to solder smile

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Three thumbs up!

Get an adjustable temperature controlled soldering station for more fun.
Better a good used Weller than a cheap new Chinese.

This is one of the classic, analog controlled ones that will serve you a lifetime:
https://www.pkelektronik.com/media/catalog/product/0/0/0053230699.jpg

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KaiS wrote:

...
Better a good used Weller than a cheap new Chinese.

This is one of the classic, analog controlled ones that will serve you a lifetime:
...

Agreed, one advantage of Weller: you get spare tips even after decades, but the old WS81 Set is now very expensive, around 300 €. That's all right if you use it 8 hours 5 days a week. The newer WE1010  (70 W instead of 80 W) is good enough for soldering a  manageable quantity of connectors and the price in the internet is only about 160€.

For soldering mini XLR an additional tip, e.g. ET P, would be helpful (about 6€).

Ralf
(ADI-2 Pro FS with Dell XPS13 and Dynaudio Focus 600 XD or Focal Clear — and a lot of Jazz)

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Re: ADI-2 Pro mini XLR Balanced Out

And I use one for 7 € from AliExpress, comes with 5 tips, direct 230 V connection, quick heating, temperature setting in the handle with mini LCD. Works well...

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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MC wrote:

And I use one for 7 € from AliExpress, comes with 5 tips, direct 230 V connection, quick heating, temperature setting in the handle with mini LCD. Works well...

Can you give a link - always nice to save.

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rawac wrote:

The newer WE1010  (70 W instead of 80 W) is good enough for soldering a  manageable quantity of connectors and the price in the internet is only about 160€.

I bought one of these just before Xmas for rewiring the studio and building a tube guitar amp from scratch. It works great and is far better than the cheapy Chinese thing it replaced.

https://musicwall.app/hermetech

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KaiS wrote:
MC wrote:

And I use one for 7 € from AliExpress, comes with 5 tips, direct 230 V connection, quick heating, temperature setting in the handle with mini LCD. Works well...

Can you give a link - always nice to save.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004569629568.html?

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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MC wrote:
KaiS wrote:
MC wrote:

And I use one for 7 € from AliExpress, comes with 5 tips, direct 230 V connection, quick heating, temperature setting in the handle with mini LCD. Works well...

Can you give a link - always nice to save.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004569629568.html?

Sorry, the page you requested can not be found sad

Ralf
(ADI-2 Pro FS with Dell XPS13 and Dynaudio Focus 600 XD or Focal Clear — and a lot of Jazz)

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Regionally blocked then. Do a search on AliExpress for '80W Electric Soldering Iron Kit Set Digital Temperature Adjustable Welding Tool Solder Tin With Iron Tips Repair Tools'...there are hundreds of sellers for this stuff...

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME