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My new sennheiser doesn't have an XLR port, what is this plug called? (picture included)

It's a modular system. You need the microphone module, which you have, and the power module, which you apparently don't have. According to Sennheiser documentation you need the K6 or K6P power ...
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Phantom Power: Would it run through TSR plugs and if so would it cause electrocution?

It would be very unusual for equipment to put phantom power out to TRS inputs. One reason is that connecting an unbalanced TS connector would shorten one line with phantom power but not the other, ...
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Why do some XLR connectors take batteries?

Yes, microphones like the AT899 give you the option of using internal battery power OR phantom power (from the XLR). Yes, microphones like the Rode Lav require phantom power without the option. ...
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What is the best way to wire an audio interface with 1/4 outputs to studio monitors that have an XLR input?

You just use two balanced audio cables with XLR on the speaker side and 1/4-inch on the audio interface side. That is a very standard pro audio cable.
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How to wire signal return on balanced input?

I would read return of signal as the presence of an audio signal on any input (well, a signal above -40 dBu). There seem to be an alternative to wake up the amplifier from sleep mode which is to short ...
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Connecting electric guitar to XLR

Shouldn't be a problem as long as you’ve got the +48v phantom power switched off. Otherwise, goodbye hardware, and hello taser guitar. Still track everything as mono, business as usual. Just using a ...
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What's the difference between 3 pin, 4 pin, and 5 pin XLR intercom headsets?

3-pin is usually for balanced mono lines - a single balanced mic, etc. 4-pin can carry a mono signal to a headset & a mono unbalanced mic return. 5-pin can carry stereo to a headset & a mono ...
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Software equivalents for the high end hardware microphone pre amps

I'm in full agreement with audionuma's answer, but just to add that a 3 grand mic preamp will not fix a 10 buck microphone. As you didn't mention in your question what mic & preamps you currently ...
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Software equivalents for the high end hardware microphone pre amps

Actually, the mic pre amp you are mentioning is a pre amp plus a processing chain (a dynamics processor and some filters and eqs). You cannot emulate the pre amp itself in software as amplifying the ...
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How to convert Stereo RCA to XLR?

The splitter cable you're using combines the 2 stereo inputs into the 3 pin XLR connector, putting the left channel in pin 2 and the right in pin 3, or the other way around. You can only use that type ...
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Can I connect XLR mic to my portable Bluetooth speaker (with sufficient signal strength)?

The microphone signal level will typically not be strong enough to produce acceptable quality at the AUX (line level) input. You need a pre-amplifier to convert the signal from one to the other. Most ...
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Male Micro usb to male XLR cable?

You cannot connect a USB microphone to an XLR port. The signal from the USB connector is simply a data-stream whereas the XLR port requires an analogue signal input. What you are proposing cannot be ...
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TRS or XLR to TRS? which one?

XLR and TRS are two different things. XLR is a "balanced" audio cable, which means that it sends the signal in such a way that the noise picked up while traveling over the cable can be canceled out ...
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Is it possible to combine wireless transmitters and receivers of different brands?

Some receivers will be compatible with transmitters from other manufacturers but this is generally not a common case. For example, Lectrosonics receivers can receive audio from Sennheiser G3 series ...
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Is it possible to combine wireless transmitters and receivers of different brands?

It is sometimes possible, but not advisable, to transmit from a wireless audio transmitter designed by one manufacturer, to a wireless audio receiver made by a different manufacturer. Cross-...
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Is it possible to connect active JBL speakers using unbalanced cable to pre-outs on amp?

Short answer: yes. It will work. Longer answer, not the full story though: Connect from the RCA preamp outputs. I believe you can control the volume out somehow in the amp. If not, you will want to ...
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XLR-1/4'' vs XLR-XLR cable

To match impedances & levels properly you need an XLR>XLR. That will fix your volume issue, & allow you to run much further than with an unbalanced cable. <slight rant> I've no idea ...
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Is it safe to have 48V supplied on a AudioBox USB96 combo XLR - 1/4" jack and plug in a guitar

Connect the guitar using the 1/4 inch input. 48V is only applied to the XLR.
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PC speaker 3.5 mm stereo jack to XLR on Zoom H4n Pro

Sorry, but this is wired about as wrong as it's possible to do:\ You're running stereo into balanced line, then splitting the balanced line & hoping to get stereo back. That is not going to happen....
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What's the difference between 3 pin, 4 pin, and 5 pin XLR intercom headsets?

XLR-3 connectors for a Clear-Com intercom system might be for analog partyline systems. And actually, analog partyline systems are (or used to be) quite common in theatres. If this is the case, it ...
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Phantom power through a Line input

Normally the phantom power would only be present in the XLR inputs of the interface. For example, the Focusrite Scarlett, a very wide spread model in the market that has combined XLR and TRS ...
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Connect compressor directly to PC sound card

You will definitely need a preamp between the microphone and the compressor. You will also likely need a balance to unbalance conversion cable between the compressor output and the PC Sound Card as ...
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How to record sounds with an XLR cable

A Shure SM57 is not very suitable for recording Foley sounds. A condenser microphone is much more typical to use for recording ambient and natural sounds and Foley/SFX (sound effects). A "sleeper" ...
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How to record sounds with an XLR cable

You need a portable / field recorder with an XLR input in order to use the mic in the field, to record sounds. There are many different makes and models out there, discussed in many threads on this ...
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How should Mini XLR condenser microphone be wired?

Page 23 of the following document contains the circuit diagram for the PT40 transmitter. http://cloud.akg.com/9784/wms40_service.pdf The Schematic indicates that the connection is balanced however ...
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How to convert Stereo RCA to XLR?

I would not use the Y-cable as indicated. For the best solution, albeit a bit expensive, I would use a DI, with 2 RCA in, and 2 XLR out. The advandtages of the DI would be: ground isolation (lift) ...
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