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Audio Connectors

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Brief intro to various audio connectors

Brief intro to various audio connectors

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  • 1. Audio Connectors James West, 20 October 2009
  • 2. Male XLR
    • Is an output – sound comes out of this
    • Example of use – on a mic lead used to connect a mic to a mixing desk or portable recorder
    • This end plugs into the desk/recorder
    • This is a professional connector – it is used in recording and broadcasting sound
  • 3. Female XLR
    • Is an input – sound goes into this
    • Example of use – on a mic lead used to connect a mic to a mixing desk or portable recorder
    • This end plugs into the mic
    • This is a professional connector – it is used in recording and broadcasting sound
  • 4. Phono jacks (aka RCA jacks)
    • Male connectors on each end of the phono lead
    • Used to connect pieces of hi-fi gear (separates) together
    • Is used for inputs and outputs
    • The black (or white) lead carries left channel. The red lead carries right channel
    • Lots of adaptors – phono to mini-jack etc
    • A domestic connector – used in the home
  • 5. Guitar jack or mono jack
    • Used for input and output
    • Connects guitars to amplifiers
    • Is a semi-pro connector

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