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CP8201

Microphone Impedance Matching Transformer


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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
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  • 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

    Can I use it for re-amping: sending signal from audio interface to guitar combo?

    adsrME

    The CP8201 will transform a MIC level signal to a LINE level signal. Depending on your setup, this may work for your task.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Can I use the CP8201 I own to match the output impedance from a low-cost keyboard to a powered speaker at line level input? The keyboard has a single phone/output with 150 Ohms, 4.5 V RMS max, and the powered speaker (QSC K10) has input impedance of 40k balanced or 20K unbalanced. Will this work?

    Mark A

    Thank you for your inquiry. This not designed for this purpose.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Does this work with an SM58 microphone? The SM58 has an output impedance of 150 ohms. CP8201 has an input impedance of 250 ohms (mentioned on the device).

    AJR

    Yes, you may use the CP8201 to use a MIC level signal into a LINE level input device.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    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.

    Carl

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

    AudioSolutionsManager

    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.

    bark

    Please contact the Audio-Technica U.S. Audio Solutions team with your inquiry. audio-solutions@atus.com Thanks!

    AudioSolutionsSpec2

    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.

    Mustang

    No problem.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Are there any negative impedence issues using the CP8201 from a guitar amplifier to a PA system?

    Mustang

    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

    AudioSolutionsManager

    broken CP 8201 impedance matching transformer broke the wires off the little transformer. Where can I get a replace ment transformer?? thankd

    Willy

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

    AudioSolutionsManager

    What do I do with a broken CP8201 Microphone Impedance Matching Transformer?

    Honestabe

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

    AudioSolutionsManager

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

    packerfan