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XLR to 1/4" Mono Plug

The most comon way to wire a 3-pin XLR to a 1/4 inch (6.5mm) mono plug (sometimes called a jack plug), is to join the negative and shield together.

This can be done by either soldering the shield and negative wires of the XLR to the sleeve of the plug......

XLR to Mono Jack

Or by soldering a jumper on the XLR.....

XLR to Mono Jack with Jumper

Either way gives you the same result: An unbalanced audio cable.

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