Behringer microphone xm8500 1/4 jack karaoke


I recently purchased two Behringer mics (XM8500) and two Apex Electronics 1/4" to XLR cables to connect into my Soke Karaoke system.

I connected the XLR ends to the mics and the 1/4" jacks into the front of the Karaoke machine (there are 2 1/4" mic inputs there).

However, I don't hear anything. Am I missing something?

The old wireless mics that plugged into the front 1/4" jacks still work. Any ideas?
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    pin 2 of the XLR (black wire) should connect to the tip of the 1/4" plug, and nowhere else
    pin 1 (white wire) and 3 (screen shield) of the XLR should connect to the sleeve of the
    1/4" plug
    if that is correct I would think it should be working.
    but if the wiring is not as above, it probably won't work.
  2. You are a genius! Thank you so much :)

    I looked at my 1/4" plugs and realized that there were 3 sections and not 2 (don't know the technical name for it).

    Went to the store, swapped the ones I had for the one with just the tip and one sleeve section and it works like a charm. Brilliant sound from the mic :)

    Thanks again! You're a lifesaver!
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