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Section - 1. What's the XLR pinout?

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Well most manufacturers use pin 2 hot:

Pin 1 = Shield ground
Pin 2 = Positive balanced signal
Pin 3 = Negative balanced signal

Mnemonic: XLR = Shield,Live,Return

Looking into the female connector with the locking tag up top
right is #1, top left #2, bottom #3
  ___ ___
 /   v   \
 | 2   1 |
 \   3   /
  \_____/

But I've also seen pin 3 hot and heard of pin 1 hot, so check your
manuals.

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