CP8201

Microphone Impedance Matching Transformer

MSRP* US$24.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The Audio-Technica CP8201 Microphone Impedance Matching Transformer is designed to connect a low-impedance microphone to a high-impedance electronic input. The high-quality transformer solves the problem of excessive high-frequency loss and hum pickup.
  • Features


    • Matches low-impedance microphones to high-impedance electronic inputs

    • Permits use of long microphone cables

    • Maintains high frequency response

    • Reduces noise pickup



  • Specifications


    Input Impedance 250 ohms (nominal)
    Output Impedance 50,000 ohms (nominal)
    Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz
    Input Connector XLRF-type
    Output Connector 1/4" plug



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  • Downloads

    CP8201, AT8202 Specification Sheet (pdf 79.14 KB)
    CP8201 Submittal Sheet (pdf 126.16 KB)
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      I need to convert the unbalanced output of one mixer to balanced so that it can go into the input of another mixer. Will this transformer handle the line level signals in that situation, or will it saturate and distort? Thanks.
      Asked on 6/30/2016 by Carl from La Mesa, CA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. This is actually designed to go the other way from balanced to unbalanced.

        Answered on 7/18/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Gain Changes with impedance transformer

      I'm looking to up the impedance of a signal from a keyboard for use with various guitar pedals and a guitar amp (some pedals seem to deal with impedance mismatches better than others). I'm wondering if the gain boost from this transformer is simply a product of changing impedance or whether this transformer is also stepping up the gain from mic to line level.
      Seems like they don't make in-line transformers for anything except mics.
      Asked on 3/30/2014 by bark from New York, NY, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        Please contact the Audio-Technica U.S. Audio Solutions team with your inquiry.

        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 4/11/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Will there be any harm to the equipment?

      Thank you for the response. Actually, it is used at the guitar amplifier end of the cable to adapt the XLR to 1/4" into the PA. The Fender Mustang is set up with XLR for the line out. The sound does not appear to be affected, but I am using overdrive. I'll try it with a clean signal. Thanks again.
      Asked on 5/23/2013 by Mustang from West Palm Beach, FL, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        No problem.

        Answered on 6/6/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Are there any negative impedence issues using the CP8201 from a guitar amplifier to a PA system?
      Asked on 5/4/2013 by Mustang from West Palm Beach, Florida

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. It sounds like you want to use it backwards to take a high impedance guitar amplifier direct output signal and run it into the XLR microphone input of a PA system. I don’t think the transformer is rated for line level…it might distort

        Answered on 5/17/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      broken CP 8201 impedance matching transformer

      broke the wires off the little transformer. Where can I get a replace ment transformer??
      thankd
      Asked on 12/29/2011 by Willy

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Please check with our service department at 330-686-2600 option 4.

        Answered on 1/3/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      What do I do with a broken CP8201 Microphone Impedance Matching Transformer?
      Asked on 12/3/2011 by Honestabe from Michigan

      2 answers

      • A:

        Order a new one! They are cheap enough to do that....

        Answered on 12/9/2011 by packerfan from Prairie du Sac, WI, USA
      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our service department at (330) 686-2600 option 4 and they will help you with this.

        Answered on 12/7/2011 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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