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    I was trying to find the proper cable to take XLR to the mini plug on the Epic X before a interview shoot this week. I got some help from a man wise with Red knowledge, (he can come forth if he wants to) and he loaned me these cables which worked great. I shot a photo of the front and back so you could see the package. The best thing is this is a part that could be ordered almost anywhere with the part number. The package has a pinout diagram which might be helpful to the handy types. I think this is on the appendix of the Epic Op manual also.

    The Epic has a unbalanced mic input so I had to drop my Sound Devices 302 down to Mic level which is a journey into that mixer's menu system which is a series of flashing LED's. Once I had the mixer set to mic out I just adjusted the Epic sound inputs to get the VU meter looking similar to RED One which was all green and just a bit of yellow showing (using the 1k tone generator). I had to call Sound Devices tech support because we were about to ship the gear out and I was in a rush, I have never changed the output and the instructions are not that clear, the SD support was awesome. Never learn anything as well as you do under pressure!

    After I do this run & gun job on Wednesday I have more info on how it sounds, but I know I was getting good levels in my quick cable test. We tried a similar cable made for one of the still type/motion cameras and it didn't work at all. It was wired wrong. It looks right but it didn't work.
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    The Epic will accept both balanced and unbalanced signals.

    We make an adapter box that will adapt balanced XLR microphones and line-in to Epics mini TRS connectors. You can see it here: http://x.com/store

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    I'm using the Mogami mini-jack to XLR cables. They're made very well and work great. About $40 each with free shipping from Amazon and B&H.
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    I just placed an order for the x A-Box. After four years of using the audio XLR to Mini XLR adapter cables on my Red Ones I'm done with not having a solid place on the camera to plug my XLR Cables into. A-Box looks small but solid. I hope when it comes in that I'll love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Crabtree View Post
    I just placed an order for the x A-Box. After four years of using the audio XLR to Mini XLR adapter cables on my Red Ones I'm done with not having a solid place on the camera to plug my XLR Cables into. A-Box looks small but solid. I hope when it comes in that I'll love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ferguson View Post
    I was trying to find the proper cable to take XLR to the mini plug on the Epic X before a interview shoot this week. I got some help from a man wise with Red knowledge, (he can come forth if he wants to) and he loaned me these cables which worked great. I shot a photo of the front and back so you could see the package. The best thing is this is a part that could be ordered almost anywhere with the part number. The package has a pinout diagram which might be helpful to the handy types. I think this is on the appendix of the Epic Op manual also.
    Brian, thank you very much for that. Just the info I was looking for :-)


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    The A box from x is awesome, very strong, mounts anywhere and good value for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kilgroe View Post
    I'm using the Mogami mini-jack to XLR cables. They're made very well and work great. About $40 each with free shipping from Amazon and B&H.
    Does anyone know if these are balanced cables? I heard there are problems with some cables not being balanced when they should be....


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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Schorman View Post
    The Epic will accept both balanced and unbalanced signals.

    We make an adapter box that will adapt balanced XLR microphones and line-in to Epics mini TRS connectors. You can see it here: http://x.com/store

    Ryan
    Yes the Epic brain will take balanced and unbalanced mics, I don't own any unbalanced mics but the Epic brain input is unbalanced. The above cable is for balanced to unbalanced. I wanted to get a x adapter but the job was last minute and there was no time for shipping. Until the pro input module arrives the Epic brain inputs are unbalanced.
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    Yep, those Hosa cables work. Need stereo TRS cables. I had a mono TRS and it didn't work. $8.50 per cable at filmtools.
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