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Author Topic: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.  (Read 1707 times)

Tim Weaver

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I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« on: December 09, 2018, 09:39:05 am »

I have a paging system that is basically a Shure 577B (think 70's CB radio) plugged into a wall plate. It feeds an in room mixer, but I need a way to add an A/B switch to it so they can page 2 different rooms on the same mic. It would be great if it was A/B/Y, but not strictly necessary.

I'm having trouble finding this item not in a stomp box format.


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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 11:07:19 am »

I have a paging system that is basically a Shure 577B (think 70's CB radio) plugged into a wall plate. It feeds an in room mixer, but I need a way to add an A/B switch to it so they can page 2 different rooms on the same mic. It would be great if it was A/B/Y, but not strictly necessary.

I'm having trouble finding this item not in a stomp box format.


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I guess you're looking for something like the SESCOM box, but the switch inside is probably nothing more than a standard DPDT (double pole double throw) toggle switch. You could even get a DPDT center off (on-off-on) version.
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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 12:35:27 pm »

I guess you're looking for something like the SESCOM box, but the switch inside is probably nothing more than a standard DPDT (double pole double throw) toggle switch. You could even get a DPDT center off (on-off-on) version.

Yeah, I was just hoping for a more "finished" looking option than what I might fabri-cobble together.
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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 04:25:03 pm »

Yeah, I was just hoping for a more "finished" looking option than what I might fabri-cobble together.

Could you fit one of these in an extra-deep back box?

https://www.rdlnet.com/downloads/datasheets/stm-2x.pdf
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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 02:03:44 pm »

Could you fit one of these in an extra-deep back box?

https://www.rdlnet.com/downloads/datasheets/stm-2x.pdf
Actually you would need two, no? A simple DPDT switch would be easier.

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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 04:28:31 pm »

Actually you would need two, no? A simple DPDT switch would be easier.

-Hal


Yeah. I guess the only option is a DPDT switch in a wall plate. Oh well. I'll try to make it pretty, but pretty isn't my forte!
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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 01:17:29 pm »


Yeah. I guess the only option is a DPDT switch in a wall plate. Oh well. I'll try to make it pretty, but pretty isn't my forte!
I hesitate in saying the obvious, as you're not at all 'new' to the install world, but unless there's a timeline crunch, why not have a plate manufacturer build it for you? Or at least cut and engrave the plate, while you populate it with the switch yourself?
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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 10:05:12 am »

A local trophy/engraving store could probably make a plate or at least some really nice labels.
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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2018, 04:35:34 pm »

I have a paging system that is basically a Shure 577B (think 70's CB radio) plugged into a wall plate. It feeds an in room mixer, but I need a way to add an A/B switch to it so they can page 2 different rooms on the same mic. It would be great if it was A/B/Y, but not strictly necessary.

I'm having trouble finding this item not in a stomp box format.


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look at http://whirlwindusa.com/catalog/panels-plates-and-boxes/wall-plates/mip-wall-plates

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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2018, 09:57:20 am »

I hesitate in saying the obvious, as you're not at all 'new' to the install world, but unless there's a timeline crunch, why not have a plate manufacturer build it for you? Or at least cut and engrave the plate, while you populate it with the switch yourself?


I could do this. I hate doing installs, but unfortunately they fall under my current area of responsibilty now.

Hating installs like I do, I've never ordered custom panels, and I assumed that a single gang wall plate would be hideously expensive to order since that is literally the only thing I need.
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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2018, 11:13:48 am »


I could do this. I hate doing installs, but unfortunately they fall under my current area of responsibilty now.

Hating installs like I do, I've never ordered custom panels, and I assumed that a single gang wall plate would be hideously expensive to order since that is literally the only thing I need.

Not really.  Give markertek a call and talk to their custom shop.  They can set you up with a quality pro option cheap.  They may even be able to supply the switch too.
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Re: I need an XLR A/B switch in a wall plate.
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2018, 08:46:59 pm »

You might also give RDL https://www.rdlnet.com/ a call.  I seem to remember them having a custom build section that could do something like that.
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