How to Wire a Push-to-Talk Microphone or Handheld Microphone to a Pure Resonance Audio Mixer Amplifier

Desktop push-to-talk microphone and rack mount mixer amplifier

The Pure Resonance Audio mixer amplifier series are equipped with different features to accommodate your specific commercial installation needs. The method of connecting a microphone to a mixer amplifier can vary depending on your available inputs and the type of microphone you are using.

Push-to-talk gooseneck desktop microphone

The Pure Resonance Audio PTT1 desktop push-to-talk microphone and UC1S handheld dynamic vocal microphone are two of our most popular microphones that deliver excellent performance and reliability for any paging, announcement, general public address, and communication applications.

The PTT1 features a uni-directional push-to-talk gooseneck microphone, table-stand, dual momentary locking switch, 5-foot cable, and three-pin male XLR connector. The durable gooseneck and metal table-stand ensure the PTT1 paging microphone can withstand even the toughest daily use in commercial environments.

The UC1S vocal microphone brings together excellent value and great performance. Featuring super heavy-duty housing and an ultra-quiet On/Off switch, this cost-effective and robust microphone allows the user to easily switch the sound on and off for vocals, spoken word, and public address announcements.

How to Connect A Wired Microphone to a Mixer Amplifier

Pure Resonance Audio cmmercial mixer amplifiers

As with most wired microphones, the PTT1 push-to-talk desktop microphone and UC1S handheld wired microphone need to connect to a mixer amplifier to work with your sound system.

The Pure Resonance Audio MA mixer amplifiers provide a simple to operate and reliable 6-input solution including RCA, 6.3 mm phone jacks, and XLR inputs for installation in commercial applications. The convenient XLR input of the MA mixer amplifiers allows you to plug the PTT1 push-to-talk microphone’s attached XLR connector cable or the UC1S with a standard male-to-female XLR cable directly into the back of the amplifier for a simple and easy installation.

Handheld dynamic vocal microphone

The Pure Resonance Audio RMA rack mount mixer amplifiers include AUX inputs, Euroblock MIC inputs, and an emergency channel input. Since the RMA series has Euroblock MIC inputs instead of XLR, a microphone adapter (female XLR to bare wire) cable is required to connect a wired microphone. The male XLR connector of the PTT1 cable will connect to the female XLR end of your adapter cable, and the prep or bare wire end will connect to the Euroblock MIC input on the back of the RMA amplifier.

Connecting the UC1S handheld microphone would work in the same way. You will need a female XLR to prep cable to plug into the mic and then connect your bare wires into the Euroblock on the amplifier.If you do not have an XLR to prep cable, another option is to cut the appropriate end of an XLR cable and strip the wires to create a bare wire connection.

Once you have connected your wired microphone, flip it on and talk into it to ensure it is working properly. You can turn the volume up or down using the corresponding input knob on the front of the amplifier.

Quick Guide to Connecting A Microphone to an Amplifier

  1. When using a mixer amplifier with an XLR input, connect the attached male XLR connector of your desktop microphone or a handheld wired microphone with an XLR cable directly into the XLR input on the back of the amplifier.
  2. With a mixer amplifier with Euroblock MIC inputs, connect an adapter (female XLR to bare wire) cable to your microphone and then plug it into the amplifier.
  • If applicable, connect the attached male XLR connector of your desktop microphone to the female XLR end of your adapter cable, and the bare wire end to the Euroblock MIC input on the back of the amplifier.
  • To connect a handheld microphone, plug the female end of an XLR cable directly into the microphone, and the bare wire end of the adapter cable to the Euroblock MIC input on the back of the amplifier.

If you have any questions on how to connect a microphone to an amp, give us a call at (866) 676-7804 or email us at sales@pureresonanceaudio.com and we will be happy to assist you.

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