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Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer

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This high-quality transformer from Audio-Technica makes it possible to connect a low-impedance mic with XLR connection to a high-impedance 1/4" input....Click To Read More About This Product

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Connect your low impedence mics to 1/4" inputs.

This high-quality transformer from Audio-Technica makes it possible to connect a low-impedance mic with XLR connection to a high-impedance 1/4" input.

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  • Low-impedance XLR to high-impedance 1/4"

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Audio-TechnicaCP8201 In-Line Transformer
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Professional functions (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (13)
  • Home studio (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quick fix for going Low-Z to High-Z

Ever go to a church or a gig and a P.A. head go out or one of your Low-Z inputs quits and you have a High-Z next to it and one of these...Read complete review

Ever go to a church or a gig and a P.A. head go out or one of your Low-Z inputs quits and you have a High-Z next to it and one of these adapters.? Its OK if you have a replacement head, unless, yours was for Low Impediance mic cords and the spare is 1/4" inputs (High Impediance). These inline transformers(adapters) can save the day. They fit great and in emergencies, they can help save the show. I've been there and done that!!, and its not fun!! This is a quick fix item that works. Its worth its weight in gold if you have even a Low-Z go out on your head, many have a High-Z input right beside them. This adapter might be the difference in a good show and a bad show. Cheap security for a musician or sound man who wants to be ready for anything.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wrong Item - My Fault

I may never use it as it was not what i perceived it to be. It costs too little to bother to return it. Musicians Friend is not at fault.

I may never use it as it was not what i perceived it to be. It costs too little to bother to return it. Musicians Friend is not at fault.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

This mic impendance matching transformer is useful. The quality is good and I have encountered no added buzzing or clicking. I have had this unit for a while [nearly a year] and I have only one issue with it. The male end of the transformer is bent sideways slightly, but it still plugs into amps and recorders, etc. Solid.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Deal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

I can now sing over my guitar amp or thru my guitar effects. I use a digital delay pedal and an EQ pedal to get just the right sound I want from vocals. This is a great little gadget.

 
4.0

Does the Trick

By Richard C.

from Sharonville, OH

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Eccentric Results When Used With Guitar

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

I needed to use my battery operated Pignose to amplify my mic and guitar. A video on You Tube told me how to connect both and it worked--but not always with results 'as expected.' But the bottom line is that it did work and solved an immediate problem.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Wrong Item - My Fault

By The Skunk

from Caldwell Id

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

I may never use it as it was not what i perceived it to be. It costs too little to bother to return it. Musicians Friend is not at fault.

 
5.0

I have an Audio Technica mic and this transformer works well

By Greg

from Northern CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

    I have a home studio. Some of my gear has only 1/4 phone inputs and this transformer works very well

     
    5.0

    Yes, the product is a good one.

    By Xxxx

    from Xxxx

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

        Xxxx

         
        5.0

        Very good product

        By Tomasz

        from Cashmere wa

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        Pros

        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

        Good product

         
        5.0

        Yes, I would buy this again.

        By No Nickname

        from Arlington, TX

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

        Fine XLR to 1/4" plug with internal (booster) transformer.

         
        5.0

        This is a great product and I would purchase again.

        By Gary

        from Miami, Ok

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Functions

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

          I use a Shure SM58 low impedance mike on two different gigs. One sound system allows for the use of a low impedance microphone, the other sound system requires me to use a in-line low to high impedance transformer. I always carry one or two in my gig bag.

           
          5.0

          Building A Business Relationship

          By jt

          from New Joisey

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Powerful
          • Professional Functions
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

            Effortless purchase, solid fast shipping, complete inventory.
            What I look for in a musical instrument/audio vendor...jt

             
            5.0

            Works as advertised

            By Martoon

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

                Works with no issues, what else do you need?

                 
                5.0

                Just what I was looking for.

                By Rythmtech

                from Florida

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

                  Works as intended. Quality made.

                   
                  5.0

                  Does exactly what it's supposed to do

                  By Wes

                  from Great Lakes

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Functions

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

                    A must-have for anyone that must take a quality Lo-Z mic to a regular 1/4" Hi-Z input on a mixer or other pre-amp. If you carry your own gear to allow your small amp to be mic'd at venues, one of these should be in the back "just in case" without question. Being able to turn down the gain at the mixer end (getting 40-45% of the signal headroom back on the knob) ends up being a quieter/clearer signal as well. Too inexpensive not to have one.

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect

                    By 5050ranch

                    from Austin, Texas

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                    Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

                    Exactly what the doctor ordered, does what it's supposed to, affordable, good purchase.

                     
                    5.0

                    Does what it's supposed to!

                    By McFly

                    from Lafayette, Indiana

                    About Me Novice

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                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

                    Converts a low ohm mic (in my case 300 ohms) for use where a high ohm mic is expected (in my case a Casio keyboard) works perfect. Also converts XLR to guitar style 1/4" input for less than the cost of a conversion cable.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great plug!

                    By Chewbaca

                    from The Moon

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

                      This is a great heavy duty plug at a great price. I've paid almost triple this for a lower quality plug before that just failed on me, glad I found this one. Feels solid when plugged in, I use it from the output of an API mic pre into my ECHO soundcard and it works great!

                       
                      5.0

                      "I will buy this product again

                      By drenando

                      from Lake Stevens, WA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Functions

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

                        It perfectly Matched my low impedance mics to a high impedance mixer/amp. No noise, no loss of highs or lows. I am very satisfied, I will purchase more.

                         
                        5.0

                        Quick fix for going Low-Z to High-Z

                        By Jr

                        from Cumberland Gap, Tn

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

                          Ever go to a church or a gig and a P.A. head go out or one of your Low-Z inputs quits and you have a High-Z next to it and one of these adapters.? Its OK if you have a replacement head, unless, yours was for Low Impediance mic cords and the spare is 1/4" inputs (High Impediance). These inline transformers(adapters) can save the day. They fit great and in emergencies, they can help save the show. I've been there and done that!!, and its not fun!! This is a quick fix item that works. Its worth its weight in gold if you have even a Low-Z go out on your head, many have a High-Z input right beside them. This adapter might be the difference in a good show and a bad show. Cheap security for a musician or sound man who wants to be ready for anything.

                           
                          5.0

                          Transformer

                          By as4beatles

                          from Oxnard, CA

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                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Professional Functions

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

                            This was exactly what I needed and it's perfect.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great for live classical guitar

                            By Jon

                            from TX

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            See all my reviews

                            Ask me a question

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Powerful
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Audio-Technica CP8201 In-Line Transformer:

                              Used for a wedding gig. I Mic'd my classical guitar with an SM57 and a Fishman Loudbox mini... Sounded superb.

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