connecting high Z mics into low Z inputs

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by electricdemon3, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. electricdemon3


    Jul 28, 2000
    I have some old dynamic microphones my grandfather gave me recently. However, they are high impedance mics with unbalanced 1/4 inch connectors. I was wondering if it is possible to just plug them into a D/I box or should I get those transformer connectors that go from high Z 1/4 inch to low Z xlr? Or, could I just remove the step up transformers that are inside the microphones?
  2. Use a DI.

    I did that once recording a harmonica with an old shure mic. The mic has 1/4" plug at the end of the cable, and I plugged it into a DI.

    I think that should work