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Audio Connectors

Brief intro to various audio connectors

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Audio Connectors

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

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