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1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer

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274-017

 | Catalog #: 274-017
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Product Summary

Get a clearer sound from your rig!

Use this 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer to connect a high-impedance guitar cable to a balanced, low-impedance input. Keep this audio connector handy for custom "pro" audio hookups!

  • Get a clearer sound from your rig
  • Lets you connect a high-impedance guitar cable to a balanced, low-impedance XLR input
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  • Parts: 90 days
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RadioShack1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (11)
  • Rugged (10)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (6)
    • High-end equipment (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Power user (4), Professional (4), Tech savvy (4), Gearhead (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7), Business (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    They won't give me a refund.

    By Dr. D

    from Thousand Oaks, CA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

      • Incompatible

      Best Uses

        Comments about RadioShack 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer:

        I needed to connect an auditorium audio feed to a camcorder. The clerk said this was the right part. It wasn't. It didn't work. When I tried to return it, receipt in hand, less than a week later, the clerk refused to give me a refund because I didn't have the original packaging. Without the packaging, he couldn't tell what the part was, even though it said so on the receipt and on the part. I'm not shopping at Radio Shack anymore.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Wish they would publish actual impedance

        By Tom O

        from Sterling, VA

        Comments about RadioShack 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer:

        I own six; would like to see 'tech specs' include the actual impedance for the primary & secondary coils. Would be much more helpful than knowng that the body color is silver...

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Throw out the BOX

        By Joseph Denver

        from Green Valley ARIZONA

        About Me Power User

        Pros

        • Consistent Performance
        • Never Fail
        • Rugged
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Other People BORROW them-
        • Price

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer:

          I own FIVE of these. I keep one in every instrument case. They work so well people "borrow" them- never to be seen again. Yes, they do NOT have the option of a ground lift like a $50 DI box. They also do NOT require a 9v Battery ! I gave away my DI box. I have been using the RadioShack brand version for over 20 years. Not one failure. I am going down to buy 3 more today since I can only find one. A bit of a price by comparison to what you think you are getting. Don't be fooled by a simple XLR to 1/4" ADAPTER It is NOT the same. I bought my first one over 20 years ago for [$] - now they are [$]- Sounds about right.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Everyone should have one!

          By ^^ike

          from SLC, UT

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Rugged
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Built in sound systems

            Comments about RadioShack 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer:

            I've used this little guy countless time and it has never failed me. I use it at places with built in systems where a 1/4" jack isn't always found, like churches or schools. It small, easy to use and a time saver. I've used it with my guitar and keyboard the most.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            KILLER ADAPTERS

            By Digg

            from Saukville, Wisconsin

            About Me Power User

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Performance

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • High-End Equipment

            Comments about RadioShack 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer:

            I have been using these adapters for years in place of DI Boxes for my sound company.. and have never had an issue with them giving me any noise or failing...

            • Primary use:
            • Business

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            GREAT PRODUCT

            By Old Folkee

            from Lynnwood WA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Better than a DI Compact
            • Consistent Performance
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer:

              I just plug my acoustic guitar's soundhole pickup into the adapter, into a mic cord, direct to the PA. Easier than a DI box or preamp! No batteries or phantom power (both unreliable)needed.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solid Product

              By Chris (Minister of Youth and Music)

              from Texas

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Performance
              • Rugged
              • Solid Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Equipment
                • Travel
                • Youth Worship Band

                Comments about RadioShack 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer:

                There are times where I need to have an XLR(mic) connection on my guitar. In order to simulate the XLR(mic) connection, I use this product. It has a very solid performance and there is no buzz. Although it does not make the 1/4" quality boost to an XLR(mic) quality, it definitely maintains a clean sound. This item was recommended to me by other guitarists.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                works for meee...

                By Robert

                from 757 - Virginia

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Better than a direct box
                • Operable
                • Slim
                • Works like it should

                Cons

                • Haven't had long yet

                Best Uses

                • 14 anything to XLR
                • Guitar to XLR
                • Keyboard to XLR

                Comments about RadioShack 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer:

                Haven't had long enough to see if it is good quality, but picked RadShack because they've done good in the past. This is a cut-n-dry purchase so nothing big to say other than it is doing what I want it to do, which is hook up instruments with 1/4" connects into XLR patch boxes for routing to the mixer. woooo hooooo!

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                 
                4.0

                Good Option

                By Kenny

                from Frankfort, IN

                About Me Power User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Performance
                • Rugged
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • High-End Equipment
                • Travel

                Comments about RadioShack 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer:

                I use it when I want to plug into another's system.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Many in use, very dependable

                By DJ

                from Bel Air, MD

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Consistent Performance
                • Economical
                • Good Frequency Response
                • Metal Body Shielded
                • Rugged

                Cons

                • Grounded

                Best Uses

                • Instrument To Mix Board
                • Travel

                Comments about RadioShack 1/4" Jack-to-A3M XLR Plug Adapter/Transformer:

                We have at least six units in use on any given week. Used with Electric Guitars, Acoustic Violins fitted with Piezo Bridge, Electric Violins, Cello fitted with Piezo Bridge, I-pod interface (one each left / right channel)& many other Hi to Lo impedance matching applications.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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