Microphone which is sometimes referred to as a mic or mike, is an acoustic-to-electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal. Microphones are used in many applications, e.g. radio, tape recorder, headset/earphone, hearing aids, telephones, television, audio engineering, etc. Microphones have many varieties, i.e. Condenser/Capacitor/Electrostatic Microphones, Dynamic Microphones, Carbon Microphones, Piezoelectric, Laser, Liquid, MEMS and Speaker Microphones.
The following article is discussing about any kinds of microphones’s pinouts, wiring and connection find in the popular market. For instance here you will get detail illustration/photographs of microphone plug and socket pinouts, e.g. 4 pins mic plug, 5 pins, 6 pins, 7 pins and 8 pins mic plug, RJ11 type 6 pin modular socket, RJ45 8 pin modular socket, 3 pin XLR, and 4 pin XLR. In this manual you will find also a lot of examples of mic diagrams from various manufacturer such as Trio/Kenwood, Yaesu, Icom, Alinco, Adonis, Adi, Atlas, Azden, Collins, Drake, FDK, Hallicrafter, Heathkit, Heil, JRC, KDK, etc.