xlr to rca audio cable
I have four cables with RCA plugs on one end, and XLR plugs on the other. On the XLR plugs, pin 2 are "hot".
My equipment (Otari MX5050BII2 tape deck) requires Pin 3 to be "hot" . Why didn't audio manufacturers standardize pin arrangements on XLR connectors? (i.e. with RCA plugs, the tips are always "hot") Thanks.