Pin-out for Shure bodypack transmitters and preamps - TA4M / TA4F

FAQ #7 Updated October 26, 2015

Question:

What is the pin-out for Shure bodypack transmitters?

Answer:

Product Model Wiring
  • Wireless bodypack transmitters - all models with TA4M connectors
  • MX1BP Battery/Phantom Preamplifier
  • RK183PK Microflex Preamplifier (see below for RF Resistant RK100PK preamp model)
  • RPM626 BETA Preamplifier
Pin 1: Shield 
Pin 2: Bias (+5Vdc)
Pin 3: Audio
Pin 4: Bias return - 20 k Ohm resistor to ground or equivalent active bias management circuit (jumpered to pin 3 when used with most condenser microphones)
  •  RK100PK Wired Preamplifier 
Connector Body: Shield
Pin 1: Unused 
Pin 2: Bias (+5Vdc)
Pin 3: Audio
Pin 4: Bias return - active bias management circuit (jumpered to pin 3 when used with most condenser microphones)

 

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The pictorial shows the pin layout of a TA4F connector, as viewed from the wiring side. If you use a bright light and look at the female connector (TA4F) used for the cable, you will see numbers next to each hole.

 

Applications:
Condenser Microphones - Shure WH30, PG30, WL18x, WL50, WL51, WL93, etc.
- Connect audio lead (black) to pins 3 and 4
- Connect bias lead (red) to pin 2
- Connect shield to pin 1 and connector body (use cable clamp insert piece as the connector body terminal)

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MX1BP

RK100PK

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