Anyone know what this kind of jack is called?

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Anyone know what this kind of jack is called?

Post by h7 » Thu May 29, 2003 9:09 pm

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It's from an Olson crystal mic. Anyone know where I can get an adapter, or should I cut it off and replace it?

Also, the mic has a switch on the back S OFF P. Wha dat?

Thanks.

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Re: Anyone know what this kind of jack is called?

Post by aurelialuz » Thu May 29, 2003 10:01 pm

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Re: Anyone know what this kind of jack is called?

Post by discs of tron » Fri May 30, 2003 6:23 am

i believe that is the standard old-fashioned hi-z mic connection, found on myriad old mics. the good news is that shure's hi-z to lo-z mic impedance matching transformer actually mates to those. they cost about $20, and you end up with a properly impedance matched, BALANCED mic signal, on an xlr connection to boot. i believe the model number is like a95-u or something like that. there's almost definitely a 95 in it. they're pretty readily available. i have one on my turner crystal mic, and everything is fresh.

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Re: Anyone know what this kind of jack is called?

Post by joel hamilton » Fri May 30, 2003 9:11 am

I have heard them called "hotpoint" connectors, and also called "those terrible crappy things that should be replaced immediately." I have an adapter that i got from a harmonica player that it "hotpoint" to 1/4". I guess you can find those. That is what i use when i really need that "found it at the landfill" sound.

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Post by djimbe » Fri May 30, 2003 11:25 am

yeah, those can be some pretty crappy connectors, but they do seem to be a common design for the older Hi-Z mics. One of the problems you may run into with cutting it off is what do you replace it with that will screw onto the base of the mic so that blob of solder makes proper contact with the mating bit on the mic body? I think I have 2 or 3 different thread types on my Hi-Z mics; I know the old Sony Lavalier cable won't fit on the EV's. I wound up clearing all the old rotten cable out of the connectors and installing new, trying hard to fashion a similar blob for the contact point. I made short pig tails with a standard TS female connector on the output end of the cable so I can just use a regular guitar cable to plug 'em in. I only use the old fellas plugged into guitar amps for "dirty" sounding vox or harp work, so have never cared about having a balanced output...
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Re: Anyone know what this kind of jack is called?

Post by swingdoc » Tue Jun 03, 2003 12:29 am

You can find these connectors (called "old style screw on microphone connectors") at:
http://www.angela.com/catalog/microphon ... hones.html

Look down around #3 through about 7 on their web page. I found them when I was looking for a connector for an old DeArmond pickup.

Also try Oak Tree Enterprises.
http://www.oaktreeent.com/microphones.htm

Good source of old mic connectors and cables.

hope this helps,

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Re: Anyone know what this kind of jack is called?

Post by ciminosound » Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:48 am

Amphenol MC1M. Switchcraft made it to, I think they still do. You might find it a Radio Shack.

I think you should go the discs of tron route. I didn't even know that thing existed! All my older mics have those MC3 or MC4 screw on connectors. You can wire them for unbal-hi-z or bal-lo-z operation.

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Re: Anyone know what this kind of jack is called?

Post by discs of tron » Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:59 am

hey- i'm at work and i was perusing the av-geek catalogs. the thing you want is a shure A95U. available at any AV geek supply place. the catalog in my lap is from photomart cinevideo in orlando, fl. 800-443-2901. the things are pretty ubiquitous, though. anyone that stocks shure stuff should have it. peace out.

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Re: Anyone know what this kind of jack is called?

Post by wing » Tue Jun 03, 2003 8:06 am

heh, almost looked like BNC for a second... and that would be wacky

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