XLR Pinouts for Audio

Following are standard pinouts for audio (specifically XLR type connectors). Keep-in-mind that some manufacturers do not follow the pinouts displayed below.

Manufacturers may not follow standards listed below. Please refer to documentation for specific pinouts. Failure to do so may result in damage to your equipment. Clark Wire and Cable does not accept responsibility, or liability for any loss, damage, cost, or expense that you may incur as a result of following the suggestions provided below.


3-Pin XLR Audio Pinout

Three-pin XLR connectors are by far the most common style, and are an industry standard for balanced audio signals. The pinout listed below is the Audio Engineering Society (AES) industry standard for balanced audio XLR wiring.

Sony 4-Pin XLR D.C. Power Supply Pinout

5-Pin XLR DMX Cable

Traditionally DMX designates a male 5-pin XLR  for input and female 5 pin XLR for output.

3-Pin XLR DMX Cable

3-Pin XLR Clear-Com®

6-Pin XLR Clear-Com®