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Old 07-11-2009, 03:33 AM
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is there a cable sold to come out of the ipod plug not the headphone jack to go xlr or trs direct or is there a good dock with xlr outs on it
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I'm not aware of any docks or adapters with XLR or quarter-phone output jacks; the typical choices are stereo-mini or RCA, since the vast bulk of iPods are connected to car or home stereos, rather than "pro" gear. (For instance, my PocketDock outputs to a stereo-mini -> dual RCA cable, which I immediately adapt to quarter-phone for "unbalanced" connection to two input channels on a mixing board.)

If you're looking for XLR connections in the hopes of getting a "balanced" (aka "differential") signal for making a long cable run, or for connecting to a channel/bus supplying phantom power, forget it. iPods don't have any provision to output a balanced signal, and attempting to put them on a phantom-powered line will turn them into bricks. If you have to send an iPod output more than 6 feet or so, you'll need to put it through a stereo DI box.
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