The Shure A85F is a low- to high-impedance microphone-matching transformer that provides 24 dB of signal increase gain. It has balanced female XLR and unbalanced high impedance male 1/4'' phone plug connectors, and may be used in reverse. The A85F is typically used to connect a balanced low-impedance microphone output to an unbalanced high impedance input on a mixer or recorder.
NOTE: Not for connection to the balanced line-level output of a mixer.
Connecting microphones to guitar amps
Your answer depends on the sensitivity of the input of your guitar amp. Most of the time, a tr...
Low volume from SM58 into a high impedance input
The input on your Peavey likely requires a high impedance microphone. Is the input conne...
Microphone Volume - High and Low Impedance
The PE515 is likely wired as high impedance. The SM58 is low impedance. If you connect the SM5...
A85F & A95UF - maximum signal levels?
The A85F and the A95UF do contain transformers that convert an unbalanced, high impedance sign...
SM57 into 1/4" or 1/8" input
If you need a transformer to slightly boost the signal so that it is compatible with the input...
PGA58 Impedance - Low or High?
Both are low impedance. To obtain a high impedance PGA58, add the A85F transformer at th...
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