There is a new adapter in-town called the Rode VXLR Pro. All in all, this adapter is pretty simple in function, but definitely worth more than what you pay for it. XLR Adapters are simply a godsend depending on the job. Simply put, it takes any 3.5mm terminated lavalier and allows you to connect it into a full-sized XLR input either on your camera, portable field recorder, or tabletop mixer.
The Rode VXLR Pro
This female TRS mini-jack to male XLR adaptor allows you to connect RØDE microphones with a 3.5mm output to devices with an XLR input. The Rode V XLR Pro may be small, but it contains an internal transformer to convert an unbalanced signal to a balanced signal, making it ideal for connecting a microphone with an unbalanced output to a mixer or interface.
The internal transformer allows microphones such as the VideoMicro and VideoMic GO to receive power from XLR devices and it features a locking connector that will ensure your connection is always secure when recording. It makes it a perfect lavalier hardline adapter to throw in your wiring accessories kit for when you need it.
- Female 3.5mm TRS mini-jack to male XLR adaptor
- Utilizes an internal transformer for a true-balanced output
- Converts 12-48V phantom power to 4V plug-in power
- Locking connector
ACOUSTIC & ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Compatible Rode Products
- VideoMic NTG
- Wireless GO
- VideoMic Pro
- VideoMic Pro+
- VideoMic GO
- RØDELink Filmmaker Kit
- SmartLav+ (When used with SC3 Adapter)
Why Use Audio Adapters?
Have you ever worked on a production where they asked you to turn off ALL RF Transmitters and to record with ONLY hard-lined lavaliers and microphones? The Rode VXLR Pro and Deity D-XLR are perfect tools for these types of jobs. Pair these audio adapters with a couple of long XLR Cables to ensure your cables reach and you are in the game.
To read more about these types of accessories as well as other tools of the trade, check our free Gear and Accessories Guide from our How to Wire Talent Masterclass.