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Hosa Unbalanced Adapter Cable

RCA male to XLR male (5-foot)

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Item # 979XRM105

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Product Highlights:

  • length: 5 feet
  • connects a component with RCA output to an XLR input jack
  • RCA male to XLR male adapter
  • durable nickel-plated plugs
  • oxygen-free copper (OFC) conductors for signal clarity
  • OFC spiral shield helps reject noise
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 5' XLR-to-RCA cable

Hosa Unbalanced Adapter Cable Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Hosa Unbalanced Adapter Cable

Anonymous from San Francisco, CA on 9/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Appears a quality cable



Hosa Unbalanced Adapter Cable

Anonymous from Michigan on 8/6/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good quality cables



Hosa Unbalanced Adapter Cable

Anonymous from Racine, WI on 4/9/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice quality at an affordable price. Allowed me to hook up a crown amp to my Yamaha receiver.

Pros: Great quality. They threw them in for free with my order!! Thanks Crutchfield!!


Beware mixing balanced and unbalanced signals

Daniel from Ellicott City, MD on 7/12/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I can't fault the cable per say, but in many cases a passive cable is not sufficient for taking an unbalanced signal and inputting it into a target that only accepts balanced inputs. Balanced inputs expect higher voltage levels than what unbalanced signals typically output. These cables do nothing to address that issue. I came to learn this the hard way. I bought these cables to take my output signal from my Yamaha RX-A2050 (unbalanced RCA) and amplify it through a Yamaha S7000 (takes balanced inputs) to run to subs. In short, it didn't work, the output signal from the S7000 was way below what it should be due to the fact that my source (unbalanced signal) was too low in gain. I ended up buying an active unbalanced-to-balanced converter to solve the problem. The cables for my problem.were worthless. Just keep in mind that they aren't necessarily a cheap fix for moving unbalanced signals to balanced. At least not for my case.

Pros: Cheap possible solution for moving unbalanced output signals to balanced inputs

Cons: Make sure a passive cable will actually work in your case. If you find your output levels are weak, your problem may lie in the fact that your input signal is too low and you need to think about investing in an active solution that can provide gain.

Hosanna adapter cable

Ron R. from West Sacramento, CA on 5/15/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product is excellent for the price not a cheap one that you can buy online. Highly recommended.

Pros: Price Quality

Cons: None

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To connect consumer source to a pro amp. [ Rich  Jul 19, 2018 ]

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