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How do I wire my cable onto my 3 pole XLR (pin configuration)?

The international application standard IEC 60 268-12 defines wiring of XLR connectors. The following is a brief description of the 3 pole version.

Pin 1 --> Xternal of cable (shield/ground)
Pin 2 --> Live (“Hot” /+ polarity)
Pin 3 --> Return (“Cold” /- polarity)