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"Triple contact plug" as described in 1907. The ring and sleeve are transposed in relation to modern usage.
.A TRS connector (tip, ring, sleeve) also called an audio jack, phone plug, jack plug, stereo plug, mini-jack, mini-stereo, or headphone jack, is a common analog audio connector.^ A TRS connector (tip, ring, sleeve) also called an audio jack, phone plug, jack plug, stereo plug, mini-jack, or mini-stereo, and more recently MP3 jack is a common audio connector.
  • What is "TRS INPUT"? - Apple Store (U.S.) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC store.apple.com [Source type: General]
  • What is "TRS INPUT"? - Apple Store (Canada) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC store.apple.com [Source type: General]

^ File:Aud Jack.jpg Category:Jack plug Category: TRS connector .
  • Search results for "TRS connector" - Wikimedia Commons 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The three sections of the shaft are called the Tip, Ring, and Sleeve (a "standard" 1/4" connector just has a tip and sleeve).
  • Sweetwater inSync 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sweetwater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is cylindrical in shape, typically with three contacts, although sometimes with two (a TS connector) or four (a TRRS connector).^ TRS connectors of computers headphones Audio connectors - cylindrical in shape, typically with three contacts, although sometimes with two (a TS connector) or four (a TRRS connector).
  • stock.xchng - TRS connectors of computers headphones (stock photo by hisks) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sxc.hu [Source type: General]

^ For example, although we can and will put XLR connectors on this cable for you, each of the two cables in MSA-1 is an unbalanced, single-conductor-and-shield cable, so we CANNOT wire the cable in a proper balanced configuration.
  • Miniature Stereo Audio Cables from Blue Jeans Cable 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bluejeanscable.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For example, while in male connector 33B of FIG. 4 two locking balls are shown serving as two separate electrical contacts, more than two locking balls serving as separate electrical contacts may be provided.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

.It was invented for use in telephone switchboards in the 20th century and is still widely used, both in its original ¼″ (exactly 6.35 mm) size and in miniaturized versions: 3.5 mm (approx.^ TRS Jackplugs These were invented for use in telephone switchboards in the 19th century.
  • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ History: It was invented for use in telephone switchboards in the 19th century and is still widely used, both in its original quarter-inch (6.3 mm) size and in miniaturized versions.
  • PLUG PC TO TV, LAPTOP TO TV, pcToTV 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.plugpctotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Definition of: phone connector Also called a "quarter-inch connector" or "6.3 mm connector," it is a plug and socket widely used to connect microphones to amplifiers and for other audio applications.
  • Phone connector Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

⅛″) and 2.5 mm (approx. 3/32″). .The connector's name is an initialism derived from the names of three conducting parts of the plug: Tip, Ring, and Sleeve[1] – hence, TRS.^ The connector's name is an initialism derived from the names of three conducting parts of the plug: Tip, Ring, and Sleeve - hence, TRS. .
  • PLUG PC TO TV, LAPTOP TO TV, pcToTV 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.plugpctotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But I like to use the name 3.5mm TRS. Tip-Ring-Sleeve is the type of connector while 3.5mm is the diameter.
  • iPhone Headset Plug | GeekSpeak 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC geekspeak.org [Source type: General]

^ Name: A TRS connector, also called an audio jack, jack plug, stereo plug, mini-jack, mini-stereo or 1/8" jack Designed: 1878 A/V: Audio only Type: Analog Signals: The modern profile three-conductor jack plug was originally designed for stereo signal connections, with left channel on the tip, right on the ring and common return on the body or sleeve.
  • PLUG PC TO TV, LAPTOP TO TV, pcToTV 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.plugpctotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the UK, the terms jack plug and jack socket are commonly used for the respectively male and female TRS connectors.^ File:Aud Jack.jpg Category:Jack plug Category: TRS connector .
  • Search results for "TRS connector" - Wikimedia Commons 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Plug refers to a male connector.

^ Male connectors are used on outputs and female connectors on inputs.

[2]
.In the U.S., a stationary (more fixed) connector is called a jack.^ A TRS connector (tip, ring, sleeve) also called an audio jack, phone plug, jack plug, stereo plug, mini-jack, or mini-stereo, and more recently MP3 jack is a common audio connector.
  • What is "TRS INPUT"? - Apple Store (U.S.) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC store.apple.com [Source type: General]
  • What is "TRS INPUT"? - Apple Store (Canada) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC store.apple.com [Source type: General]

^ In the US and Canada, the connectors are more > > commonly known as "phone plug" (male) and "phone jack" > > (female).
  • Muddle over left/right channel of TRS plug - sci.electronics.repair | Google Groups 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Muddle over left/right channel of TRS plug - sci.electronics.repair | Google Groups 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The more typical single-connector connection with 1/4" mono jacks is unbalanced and hence more susceptible to interference.
  • Chapter Two: Mixers 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.iub.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3][4] .The terms phone plug and phone jack are sometimes used to refer to TRS connectors,[5] but are also sometimes used colloquially to refer to RJ11 and older telephone plugs and the corresponding jacks that connect wired telephones to wall outlets (the similar terms phono plug and phono jack refer to RCA connectors though both plug types are used in tandem when a computer or MP3 player connects to a stereo).^ File:Aud Jack.jpg Category:Jack plug Category: TRS connector .
  • Search results for "TRS connector" - Wikimedia Commons 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Mtr 2 x RCA phono - 3.5mm stereo jack Ref: PSG00810 .
  • Neutrik Audio Leads | XLR | TRS | Insert Leads 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avbits.com [Source type: General]

^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a mono phone ou...
  • Hosa Cables Products: Cables | Connectors | Adapters - AValive.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avalive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In conversation, the diameter is often added to specify which size: quarter-inch phone plug or 3.5 mm phone jack for the unbalanced two-channel three-contact version, and balanced TRS jack or TRS phone plug for the balanced one-channel three-contact version.^ XLR-3M and 1/4" TRS Phone Jacks .
  • APHEX Systems 230 Master Voice Channel Processor 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.aphex.com [Source type: General]

^ One-quarter-inch TRS plugs and jacks also can be used for unbalanced two-channel circuits.
  • Back to Basics: Balanced And Unbalanced Audio, by Mary C. Gruszka 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tvtechnology.com [Source type: General]

^ Category:Jack plug Category: TRS connector .
  • Search results for "TRS connector" - Wikimedia Commons 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

Contents

Modern connectors

2.5 mm mono (TS), 3.5 mm mono and stereo (TRS), and 1/4″ (6.35 mm) stereo (TRS) jack plugs
.Modern TS and TRS connectors are available in three standard sizes.^ Connectors: Audio on standard balanced 1/4" TRS connectors.

^ The CAT-AIO is shipped standard from the factory with two IPTs to assemble the universal series of 59/6, 7 and 11 connectors as well as the 59/6 PPC-EX and PCT-TRS connectors.

^ Here's my question, is there any problem using the TS connectors (as long as the phantom power is off) even though M-Audio says a TRS should be used?
  • Question regarding AT822 microphone 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.oreillynet.com [Source type: General]

.The original 1/4″ (6.35 mm) version dates from 1878, for use in manual telephone exchanges—making it possibly the oldest electrical connector standard still in use.^ Commonly used audio connectors include 6.35 mm, 3.5 mm or 2.5 mm audio connectors.
  • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Connector: The original 1/4" (6.35 mm) version dates from 1878, for use in manual telephone exchanges-making it possibly the oldest electrical connector standard still in use.
  • PLUG PC TO TV, LAPTOP TO TV, pcToTV 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.plugpctotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Definition of: phone connector Also called a "quarter-inch connector" or "6.3 mm connector," it is a plug and socket widely used to connect microphones to amplifiers and for other audio applications.
  • Phone connector Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

.The 3.5 mm or miniature and 2.5 mm or sub-miniature sizes were originally designed as two-conductor connectors for earpieces on transistor radios.^ The 3.5 mm or miniature and 2.5 mm or subminiature sizes were originally designed as two-conductor connectors for earpieces on transistor radios.
  • PLUG PC TO TV, LAPTOP TO TV, pcToTV 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.plugpctotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TRS connectors are used wherever it is desired to have two conductors plus a ground (shield) in one plug.
  • Sweetwater inSync 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sweetwater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They are two-conductor cables having a conductor and a ground, and usually have tip/sleeve (TS) phone connectors.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

.The 3.5 mm and 2.5 mm sizes are also referred to as ⅛″ and 3/32″ respectively in the United States, though those dimensions are only approximations.^ The 3.5 mm and 2.5 mm sizes are also referred to as 1/8" and 3/32" respectively in the United States, though those dimensions are only approximations.
  • PLUG PC TO TV, LAPTOP TO TV, pcToTV 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.plugpctotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, patch cords typically only refer to those short ones used with patch panels.

.All three sizes are now readily available in two-conductor (unbalanced mono) and three-conductor (balanced mono or unbalanced stereo) versions.^ All models are available now.
  • ZAOLLA SILVERLINE INTRODUCES BALANCED SNAKES AND PATCH CABLES WITH TT CONNECTORS | BriefingRoom on Electronic Musician 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC blog.emusician.com [Source type: General]
  • Zaolla Silverline 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.zaolla.com [Source type: General]

^ This can be done either with two mono cables or with a stereo cable.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Tip-Ring-Sleeve - An arrangement for connecting three conductors through a single plug or jack, typically a stereo 1/4" phone plug.
  • QSC - Glossary of Audio Terms 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.qscaudio.com [Source type: Reference]

.Four and five conductor versions of the 3.5 mm plug are used for certain applications.^ TRS connectors are used wherever it is desired to have two conductors plus a ground (shield) in one plug.
  • Sweetwater inSync 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sweetwater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ XLR plugs and sockets are used mostly in professional audio and video electronics cabling applications.
  • ATLONA XLR MALE CONNECTOR :: XLR / 1/4 Adapters :: Pro Audio (XLR,TRS,Speakon) :: Atlona... 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.atlona.com [Source type: General]
  • ATLONA XLR FEMALE CONNECTOR :: XLR / 1/4 Adapters :: Pro Audio (XLR,TRS,Speakon) :: Atlona... 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.atlona.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Definition of: phone connector Also called a "quarter-inch connector" or "6.3 mm connector," it is a plug and socket widely used to connect microphones to amplifiers and for other audio applications.
  • Phone connector Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

.A four conductor version is becoming a de facto standard output connector for compact camcorders, providing stereo sound plus a video signal.^ TRS CABLES TRS cables are ideal for stereo guitars or tip/ring/sleeve inputs or are used as balanced signal cables between pieces of pro sound gear.
  • Whirlwind / Miscellaneous Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.whirlwindusa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This connector panel version adds no additional cost to the frame but requires that you provide special multicore cables.
  • Connector Panels for the ToolMod Mixing Console 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.adt-audio.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It’s used for standard definition signals such at NTSC or PAL. They are usually color coded with Yellow for video, and Red for right audio, and White for left audio.

.This interface is also seen on some laptop computers and on the third-generation iPod Shuffle.^ A third, newer USB connector is the mini USB jack, often seen on MP3 players and on some of Roland’s gear.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

^ Most computer audio interfaces use at least one or the other; some use both.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Some Mac computers have a single interface that combines a TOSLINK connector with an analog stereo miniplug.
  • http://documentation.apple.com/en/finalcutpro/usermanual/chapter_12_section_5.html 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC documentation.apple.com [Source type: Reference]

.Proprietary interfaces using both four and five conductor versions exist, where the extra conductors were used to supply power for accessories.^ Power is supplied from an external 15VDC supply and up to 8 units may be brought together and rack mounted using the Radial J-Rak.
  • Radial Introduces J+4 Stereo Balance Line Driver - Radial - 2010-01-12 | Harmony-Central.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC news.harmony-central.com [Source type: General]

^ USB2 (480Mb/s) interface to disk drive 1 x mini DIN: PS2 keyboard socket 1 x 2.5mm dc inlet (9Vdc power) - power adapter supplied .
  • JoeCo BlackBox Recorder Specs 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.joeco.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Just make sure if the mic you're using requires phantom > power that you don't use 1/4" jacks and screw up the 48v supply!
  • Re: [Worship] mic headsets 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.fni.com [Source type: General]

.The four conductor 3.5 mm plug is also used as a speaker-microphone connector on handheld amateur radio transceivers from Yaesu[6].^ TRS connectors are used wherever it is desired to have two conductors plus a ground (shield) in one plug.
  • Sweetwater inSync 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sweetwater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Custom lengths are available by request.The StageFlea box can be wired for alternate uses like headphone breakout, speaker distribution, video, or custom AV connector combinations.
  • Radial Engineering Custom Shop 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radialeng.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Recomended use with 3 conductor MIC wire, this 3.5mm Stereo Connector is a perfect Tip Ring Sleeve (TRS) solution.
  • 3.5mm Stereo Connector > QuickPort® Audio Connectors & Adapters > Connectors > Network Solutions > All Leviton Products from Leviton Electrical and Electronic Products 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.leviton.com [Source type: General]

.There is also an optical connector used for TOSLINK (mainly on things like portable equipment; hi-fi separates and similar tend to use the standard square connector) that is the same size as a 3.5 mm jack.^ This signal format uses TOSLINK optical connectors.
  • http://documentation.apple.com/en/soundtrackpro/usermanual/chapter_C_section_4.html 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC documentation.apple.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Occasionally used on portable equipment for audio.
  • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TOSLINK is a connector for optical digital signals.
  • http://documentation.apple.com/en/soundtrackpro/usermanual/chapter_C_section_4.html 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC documentation.apple.com [Source type: Reference]

.Sockets exist that can make either an optical connection to such a plug or an electrical connection to a stereo jack plug.^ A TRS connector (tip, ring, sleeve) also called an audio jack, phone plug, jack plug, stereo plug, mini-jack, or mini-stereo, and more recently MP3 jack is a common audio connector.
  • What is "TRS INPUT"? - Apple Store (U.S.) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC store.apple.com [Source type: General]

^ The plug for your iPhone or iPod earbuds is 1/8", while if you have an electric guitar, or are plugging in some nice headphones to a stereo system, you'd be using 1/4 inch plugs most likely.
  • What is "TRS INPUT"? - Apple Store (U.S.) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC store.apple.com [Source type: General]

^ Definition of: phone connector Also called a "quarter-inch connector" or "6.3 mm connector," it is a plug and socket widely used to connect microphones to amplifiers and for other audio applications.
  • Phone connector Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

.These combination electrical/optical output jacks are present on all Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro and Intel iMac computers.^ All inputs and outputs are on ¼" TRS jacks.
  • Coleman Audio Switchers 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.colemanaudio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro tower and MacMini computers all have a firewire port.
  • Which Camcorder would be best for interviews? - CNET Camcorders Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC forums.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Cable connectors were all plated with gold, and this combination of metals with electricity caused rapid corrosion.
  • An Interview with Jim Stutsman 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.trs-80.org [Source type: General]

[7]
.
The iPod uses a TRS connector (left) while the iPhone uses a TRRS connector (center) for its headset (microphone and control button right).
^ The TRS/XLR connector can be used alternatively.
  • Connector Panels for Input Modules 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.adt-audio.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Left and right balanced TRS inputs.
  • Speck Electronics -X.Sum Line Mixer 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC speckelectronics.com [Source type: General]

^ TRS connectors are used wherever it is desired to have two conductors plus a ground (shield) in one plug.
  • Sweetwater inSync 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sweetwater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Newer models of the iPod now also use TRRS connectors.
.A three- or four-conductor version of the 2.5 mm plug is widely used on cell phone handsfree headsets, providing mono (three conductor) or stereo (four conductor) sound and a microphone input.^ These can also be found in a four-conductor variety on some cell phones to carry stereo sound plus a mono mic input.
  • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The “three-pole” version of the 3.5mm plug is often used on camcorders.
  • Connector Guide: Info on Audio/ Video connectors including 1/4", 3.5mm, DVI-D, HDMI, VGA and more 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC avcableconcepts.com [Source type: General]

^ Mates with all mono or stereo plugs.

.Common stereo headphones with the 2.5 mm plug are often not compatible with this type of socket.^ A TRS connector (tip, ring, sleeve) also called an audio jack, phone plug, jack plug, stereo plug, mini-jack, or mini-stereo, and more recently MP3 jack is a common audio connector.
  • What is "TRS INPUT"? - Apple Store (U.S.) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC store.apple.com [Source type: General]
  • What is "TRS INPUT"? - Apple Store (Canada) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC store.apple.com [Source type: General]

^ When you plug a cable into that socket, be it for headphones, external speakers or feeding to an amplifier, the switches operate and the internal speakers are cut off.
  • line out jack and internal speaker run simultaneously? - Windows 7 Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sevenforums.com [Source type: General]

^ The plug for your iPhone or iPod earbuds is 1/8", while if you have an electric guitar, or are plugging in some nice headphones to a stereo system, you'd be using 1/4 inch plugs most likely.
  • What is "TRS INPUT"? - Apple Store (U.S.) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC store.apple.com [Source type: General]
  • What is "TRS INPUT"? - Apple Store (Canada) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC store.apple.com [Source type: General]

.A 3.5 mm version of this plug is now commonly available on mobile telephones as well.^ Connector: The original 1/4" (6.35 mm) version dates from 1878, for use in manual telephone exchanges-making it possibly the oldest electrical connector standard still in use.
  • PLUG PC TO TV, LAPTOP TO TV, pcToTV 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.plugpctotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ History: It was invented for use in telephone switchboards in the 19th century and is still widely used, both in its original quarter-inch (6.3 mm) size and in miniaturized versions.
  • PLUG PC TO TV, LAPTOP TO TV, pcToTV 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.plugpctotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The final release of version 6.00 is now available.
  • David Keil's TRS-80 Emulator Page - Old Update News 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.discover-net.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A 3.5 mm stereo-plus-mic jack is available that is compatible with standard 3.5 mm stereo headphones, e.g.^ A common use for this style of connector is a stereo headphone jack that shuts off the default output (speakers) when the connector is plugged in.
  • line out jack and internal speaker run simultaneously? - Windows 7 Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sevenforums.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead, they have borrowed a connector originally designed to be used for headphones on small audio devices, such as the Sony Walkman: an 1/8” (subminature) stereo jack.
  • ProVideo Coalition.com: Creating Motion Graphics by Chris & Trish Meyer | Founders 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC provideocoalition.com [Source type: General]

^ The combined output shall be at a standard +4 dBm 600 line level available at 2 balanced TRS 1/4" jacks.
  • SOUND CHOICE SPX-1 SPLITTER/MIXER 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.eclipse.net [Source type: Original source]

Nokia has been widely using TRRS connectors with 3.5 mm diameter since 2006. The selected pin assignment, with ground on the sleeve, is as well standardized in OMTP and has been accepted as a national Chinese standard YDT 1885-2009.
.TRRS plugs do not work properly with a TRS stereo jack if the ground contact in the jack connects to the microphone contact on the plug.^ Category:Jack plug Category: TRS connector .
  • Search results for "TRS connector" - Wikimedia Commons 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Male 1/4" TRS plug to 2 female 1/4" TRS jacks.
  • Whirlwind / Miscellaneous Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.whirlwindusa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Category: TRS connector Category:Jack plug.
  • Search results for "TRS connector" - Wikimedia Commons 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

.It is therefore a good practice to implement new TRS headphone jacks using actually a TRRS mechanical jacks and connecting ground to sleeve as well as the second ring contact.^ May be unbalanced by grounding the ring connection.

^ Some typical connections for inserts in consoles in this price range include TS phone jacks (separate jacks for insert sends and returns); or to save space, TRS jacks that connect the tip and ring together until a plug is inserted.
  • Back to Basics: Balanced And Unbalanced Audio, by Mary C. Gruszka 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tvtechnology.com [Source type: General]

^ Tip-Ring-Sleeve - An arrangement for connecting three conductors through a single plug or jack, typically a stereo 1/4" phone plug.
  • QSC - Glossary of Audio Terms 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.qscaudio.com [Source type: Reference]

.This way such jacks will provide better compatibility with different TRRS cell phone headsets.^ This is way better than unbalancing the input at the input jack and handling the interface as unbalanced output driving unbalanced input.
  • Impedance Balanced Output Circuits 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.uneeda-audio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although relatively unknown in modern consumer electronics, the professional audio world and the telecommunication industry has used tiny telephone (TT) connectors in patch bays which are mid-size phone plugs with a 4.4 mm (0.173-inch) diameter shaft.^ The EVC-1 electron valve compressor is intended to be used as a "hi-fi" audio processing device which provides transparent audio dynamics range compression.

^ Although the A-gauge and B-gauge plugs have the same overall shaft diameter, they have completely different tip shapes and the dimensions and positions of the insulators between conductors is also different, which makes them completely incompatible with each other.
  • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These great connectors are manufactured in the United States using the highest quality materials and world class designs.
  • Procables N Sound: G&H Connectors 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC procablesnsound.com [Source type: General]

In the telecom world, this is known as a "bantam" plug. .Though unable to handle as much power as a 6.35 mm (0.25-inch) jack, and not as reliable,[8] TTs have been used for professional console and outboard patchbays in studios and live sound applications, in which a single patch panel requires hundreds of patch points in a limited space.^ P utting together a home studio requires a mind that can visualize, in a second, the signal flow of the entire studio from every remote piece though interfaces, patch bays, mixers, your computer and then the seemingly thousands of virtual cables and switches inside each computer application.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

^ RCA Phono 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) jack/TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) jack/TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) 2 pin DIN Mobile phone sockets Professional only connector types Bantam jack 5 pin DIN (midi or audio) 3/32 inch (2.5mm) jack/TRS Other connectors are also found at times, but the above covers the great majority in use.
  • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tiny Telephone (TT) or Bantam - a TRS plug with a smaller size than a standard -inch often used in pro studios’ balanced patchbays because you can fit many more patch points in the same amount of rack space.
  • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The TRS versions of TT connectors are capable of handling balanced line signals and have been employed in pro audio installations.^ If you use TRS connectors, you will get +4 balanced signal.
  • Community: Foot Controller Compatibility: POD and POD Pro differences: POD MIDI floorboard compatibility: Bonus Amp Models: POD: balanced outputs 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC line6.com [Source type: General]

^ TRS audio connector .
  • FRYS.com | Iogear 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.frys.com [Source type: General]

^ TRS connectors can also carry balanced audio lines.

.Recently, all-in-one digital audio switching matrixes and digital signal processors have reduced the need for physical patching and extensive patch bays.^ For even MORE detailed information go to: Jim's Siggraph Coursenotes All the connectors you need for audio and video equipment at EVL .
  • Connectors Page 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.evl.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That should allow patching without connecting the sleeves, but it puts high demands on the ground connection (all signal returns and DC supply imbalance currents concentrated in one point).
  • aux out to headphone amp. cable help... [Archive] - PreSonus Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC forums.presonus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These connectors are normalled together so that a signal plugged only into Matrix 1 will appear on all four matrix external input level controls if no connector is plugged into the remaining external input connectors.

.Both two-conductor and three-conductor versions of the three standard sizes are readily available in male and female inline versions, and panel-mounting female versions.^ Mid-size Flat Panel Mount .
  • Coaxial Drop Cable Radial Compression and Hex Crimp Connector Tools 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.3starinc.com [Source type: General]
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^ Have a look at this: Quote: Originally Posted by Wikipedia This three-conductor jack has two normally closed switches connected to the contacts themselves.
  • line out jack and internal speaker run simultaneously? - Windows 7 Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sevenforums.com [Source type: General]

^ Such connectors besides the above-described male version (also referred to as plug) also have a female version (also referred to as socket), the male connector being inserted into the female connector for establishing electrical contact.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

.Panel-mounting male versions of these also exist but are rare, as they are vulnerable to mechanical damage and therefore unreliable.^ Model NC3MD-L-1 3 Pin Male XLR Panel Mount In this series the male and female fit in the same hole cut out and are front or rear mountable.
  • Neutrik, Audio Connectors, Electronic City Shopping, XLR, xlr cable connectors, 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.electroniccity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are a couple of alternative forms of normalling, although these are less commonly used and rarely available on commercial patchbay panels.
  • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NC4MP 4-pin male panel mount connector.

Female inline versions are also notoriously unreliable and are avoided by many users.
.The most common arrangement remains to have the male plug on the cable and the female socket mounted in a piece of equipment: the original intention of the design.^ Male 1/4" TRS plug to 2 female 1/4" TRS jacks.
  • Whirlwind / Miscellaneous Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.whirlwindusa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Female 1/4" TRS jack to 2 male 1/4" TRS plugs.
  • Whirlwind / Miscellaneous Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.whirlwindusa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When you plug a cable into that socket, be it for headphones, external speakers or feeding to an amplifier, the switches operate and the internal speakers are cut off.
  • line out jack and internal speaker run simultaneously? - Windows 7 Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sevenforums.com [Source type: General]

.A considerable variety of line plugs and panel sockets is available, including plugs suiting various cable sizes, right angle plugs, and both plugs and sockets in a variety of price ranges and with current capacities up to 15 amperes for certain heavy duty 1/4″ versions.^ RCA plug, right angled.

^ All StageFlea models are available with extra heavy-duty reinforcement at the fanout for rental and touring users.
  • Radial Engineering Custom Shop 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radialeng.com [Source type: Academic]

^ When you plug a cable into that socket, be it for headphones, external speakers or feeding to an amplifier, the switches operate and the internal speakers are cut off.
  • line out jack and internal speaker run simultaneously? - Windows 7 Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sevenforums.com [Source type: General]

.Less commonly used sizes, both diameters and lengths, are also available from some manufacturers, and are used when it is desired to restrict the availability of matching connectors, such as .210 inch inside diameter jacks for fire safety communication jacks in public buildings, the same size found in vintage 16 mm projector speaker jacks.^ Available 16 Gauge Lengths: .
  • Dayton Audio - Dayton Professional - Connectors, Plugs & Cables - Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.daytonaudio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Same size as the BNC/TNC connectors.
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^ Commonly used audio connectors include 6.35 mm, 3.5 mm or 2.5 mm audio connectors.
  • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

[9]
.
A dual 310 patch cable, two-pin jack plug
  • A two-pin version, known to the telecom industry as a "310 connector" consists of two TRS 6.35 mm jack plugs at a centre spacing of .625 inches.^ File:Aud Jack.jpg Category:Jack plug Category: TRS connector .
    • Search results for "TRS connector" - Wikimedia Commons 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Balanced patch cable with gold-pin/black body 1/4" TRS and XLR connectors .
    •  Innovative Music Australia: Mogami Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.innovativemusic.com.au [Source type: General]
    • Mogami Gold Series and Snakes Cables and connectors for Professional Pro Audio recording and stage - Mogami high quality recording and live cables better than monster cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC muzeekworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Balanced patch cable with gold-pin/black body 1/4" TRS and XLR connectors.
    • MOGAMI®- Gold Series Studio Assemblies 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mogamicable.com [Source type: General]

    .The socket versions of these can be used with normal jack plugs provided the plug bodies are not too large, but the plug version will only mate with two jack sockets at .625 inches centre spacing, or with line sockets, again with sufficiently small bodies.^ It is OK to use a mono TS tip sleeve plug in the MIDI2CV8 trs sockets.
    • PaiaTalk - View topic - 9700 MIDI2CV8, TRS connector, ring circuit (transistor o.c.) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.paia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ These connectors are normalled together so that a signal plugged only into Matrix 1 will appear on all four matrix external input level controls if no connector is plugged into the remaining external input connectors.

    ^ Definition of: phone connector Also called a "quarter-inch connector" or "6.3 mm connector," it is a plug and socket widely used to connect microphones to amplifiers and for other audio applications.
    • Phone connector Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

    .These connectors are still widely used today in telephone company central offices on "DSX" patch panels for DS1 circuits.^ These great connectors are manufactured in the United States using the highest quality materials and world class designs.
    • Procables N Sound: G&H Connectors 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC procablesnsound.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Definition of: phone connector Also called a "quarter-inch connector" or "6.3 mm connector," it is a plug and socket widely used to connect microphones to amplifiers and for other audio applications.
    • Phone connector Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Therefore the connector panels for single slots are mostly used for some remaining module compartments only.
    • Connector Panels for Input Modules 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.adt-audio.com [Source type: Reference]

    .A similar type of 3.5 mm connector is often used in the armrests of older aircraft, as part of the on-board entertainment system.^ Also, as audio connectors, 2.5 mm audio connectors, 3.5 mm audio connectors or any other type of audio connector may be used.
    • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Definition of: phone connector Also called a "quarter-inch connector" or "6.3 mm connector," it is a plug and socket widely used to connect microphones to amplifiers and for other audio applications.
    • Phone connector Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The weird part about this arrangement is that the bottom-side connector is used to connect drives #2 and #3...even though the floppy control signals on this connector are used to control drives #0 and #1.
    • Semi-Virtual Diskette (SVD) - TRS-80 Model 3/4 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.rothfus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Plugging a stereo plug into one of the two mono jacks typically results in the audio coming into only one ear.^ A balanced audio signal only carries one mono channel of audio.
    • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ One male 1/4" plug wired to two female 1/4" jacks.
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    ^ One female 1/4" jack wired to two male plugs.
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    .Adaptors are available.
  • A short-barrelled version also exists, once used on high-impedance mono headphones, and in particular those used in World War II aircraft.^ Custom lengths are available by request.The StageFlea box can be wired for alternate uses like headphone breakout, speaker distribution, video, or custom AV connector combinations.
    • Radial Engineering Custom Shop 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radialeng.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Phone connectors are typically available in two-wire mono and three-wire stereo versions (see tip and ring ).
    • Phone connector Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A 75 ohm version, with a reduced center pin is available and in wide use by the cable-TV industry.
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    .It is physically possible to use a normal plug in a short socket, but a short plug will neither lock into a normal socket nor complete the tip circuit.^ When you plug a cable into that socket, be it for headphones, external speakers or feeding to an amplifier, the switches operate and the internal speakers are cut off.
    • line out jack and internal speaker run simultaneously? - Windows 7 Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sevenforums.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Definition of: phone connector Also called a "quarter-inch connector" or "6.3 mm connector," it is a plug and socket widely used to connect microphones to amplifiers and for other audio applications.
    • Phone connector Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ These connectors are normalled together so that a signal plugged only into Matrix 1 will appear on all four matrix external input level controls if no connector is plugged into the remaining external input connectors.

    These are still manufactured but are now regarded as a non-standard size.

Mono and stereo compatibility

.
Old-style male tip-sleeve ("pin" or "jack") connectors.
^ They are two-conductor cables having a conductor and a ground, and usually have tip/sleeve (TS) phone connectors.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

^ For example, for unbalanced stereo, the tip-sleeve part of the connector is for the left channel while the ring-sleeve part is for the right.
  • Back to Basics: Balanced And Unbalanced Audio, by Mary C. Gruszka 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tvtechnology.com [Source type: General]

^ Pin Panel Mount XLR Male Connector .

.The leftmost plug has three conductors; the others have two.^ Have a look at this: Quote: Originally Posted by Wikipedia This three-conductor jack has two normally closed switches connected to the contacts themselves.
  • line out jack and internal speaker run simultaneously? - Windows 7 Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sevenforums.com [Source type: General]

^ Another alternative is to use a three-to-two power plug adapter on one of the devices in the signal path.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Balanced lines are three legged, having two conductors—a positive and a negative—plus a shielding ground.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]


At the top is a three-conductor jack from the same era.
Modern profile 2-conductor male 1/4″ TRS connectors.
.In the original application in manual telephone exchanges, many different configurations of 1/4″ jack plug were used, some accommodating five or more conductors, with several tip profiles.^ I'd guess originally designed for telephone exchanges.
  • Muddle over left/right channel of TRS plug - sci.electronics.repair | Google Groups 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Muddle over left/right channel of TRS plug - sci.electronics.repair | Google Groups 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jacks and plugs each jack has a specific application .
  • Audio cables, video cables, video connectors, scart cable 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.educypedia.be [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some typical connections for inserts in consoles in this price range include TS phone jacks (separate jacks for insert sends and returns); or to save space, TRS jacks that connect the tip and ring together until a plug is inserted.
  • Back to Basics: Balanced And Unbalanced Audio, by Mary C. Gruszka 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tvtechnology.com [Source type: General]

.Of these many varieties, only the two-conductor version with a rounded tip profile was compatible between different manufacturers, and this was the design that was at first adopted for use with microphones, electric guitars, headphones, loudspeakers, and many other items of audio equipment.^ If not, what was the difference between the two?
  • An Interview with Jim Stutsman 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.trs-80.org [Source type: General]

^ Occasionally used on portable equipment for audio.
  • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AUDIO EQUIPMENT Best Microphones avaliable...
  • Mogami Gold Series and Snakes Cables and connectors for Professional Pro Audio recording and stage - Mogami high quality recording and live cables better than monster cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC muzeekworld.com [Source type: General]

.When a three-conductor version of the 1/4″ jack was introduced for use with stereo headphones, it was given a sharper tip profile in order to make it possible to manufacture jacks (sockets) that would accept only stereo plugs, to avoid short-circuiting the right channel amplifier.^ If it is used for a stereo signal, the tip is the left channel, the ring is the right channel, and the sleeve is the shield.
  • balanced mono vs stereo 1/4" ??? - MediaCollege.com Forum 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mediacollege.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The “three-pole” version of the 3.5mm plug is often used on camcorders.
  • Connector Guide: Info on Audio/ Video connectors including 1/4", 3.5mm, DVI-D, HDMI, VGA and more 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC avcableconcepts.com [Source type: General]

^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a stereo phone jack.
  • Hosa Cables Products: Cables | Connectors | Adapters - AValive.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avalive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This attempt has long been abandoned, and now the normal convention is that all plugs fit all sockets of the same size, regardless of whether they are balanced mono, unbalanced mono or stereo.^ Tiny Telephone (TT) or Bantam - a TRS plug with a smaller size than a standard -inch often used in pro studios’ balanced patchbays because you can fit many more patch points in the same amount of rack space.
  • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These connectors are normalled together so that a signal plugged only into Matrix 1 will appear on all four matrix external input level controls if no connector is plugged into the remaining external input connectors.

^ ProDesk is fitted with the same ultra reliable plug in power supply developed for APB's Spectra line of consoles.

.Most 1/4″ plugs, mono or stereo, now have the profile of the original stereo plug, although a few rounded mono plugs are also still produced.^ Model NP2C-BAG 1/4" Mono Plug These 1/4" professional phone plugs are available in mono (2 contacts/TS) or stereo (3 contacts/TRS).
  • Neutrik, Audio Connectors, Electronic City Shopping, XLR, xlr cable connectors, 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.electroniccity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a mono phone ou...
  • Hosa Cables Products: Cables | Connectors | Adapters - AValive.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avalive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Note that TRS cables are typically used for mono, not stereo, signals in most studio gear.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

.The profiles of stereo miniature and subminiature plugs have always been identical to the mono plugs of the same size.^ Model NP2C-BAG 1/4" Mono Plug These 1/4" professional phone plugs are available in mono (2 contacts/TS) or stereo (3 contacts/TRS).
  • Neutrik, Audio Connectors, Electronic City Shopping, XLR, xlr cable connectors, 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.electroniccity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a mono phone ou...
  • Hosa Cables Products: Cables | Connectors | Adapters - AValive.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avalive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ground 2: Right 3: Left or mono 4: Insulation rings TRS jack plugs and sockets of all sizes come in two versions, mono and stereo.
  • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The results of this physical compatibility are:
.
  • If a two-conductor plug of the same size is connected to a three-conductor socket, the result is that the ring (right channel) of the socket is grounded.^ Definition of: phone connector Also called a "quarter-inch connector" or "6.3 mm connector," it is a plug and socket widely used to connect microphones to amplifiers and for other audio applications.
    • Phone connector Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That's trickier than it might seem at first, because the three conductors (TRS or Tip, Ring & Sleeve) of the headphone out are functioning as two (Left & Right) 'unbalanced' circuits, whereas the three conductors (Ground, positive Signal & negative Signal) on the powered loudspeaker's XLR input are functioning as a mono 'balanced' circuit.
    • JamHub User Forums • View topic - Connector types and cables needed 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jamhub.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Have a look at this: Quote: Originally Posted by Wikipedia This three-conductor jack has two normally closed switches connected to the contacts themselves.
    • line out jack and internal speaker run simultaneously? - Windows 7 Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sevenforums.com [Source type: General]

    .This property is deliberately used in several applications, see "tip ring sleeve", below.^ Tip ring sleeve.
    • Muddle over left/right channel of TRS plug - sci.electronics.repair | Google Groups 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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    ^ One type of connectors are audio connectors like so-called TS (tip sleeve), TRS (tip ring sleeve) or TRRS (tip ring ring sleeve) connectors which are for example used to connect headphones or loudspeakers to audio equipment, for example portable audio equipment, cell phones, personal computers and the like.
    • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ For example, for unbalanced stereo, the tip-sleeve part of the connector is for the left channel while the ring-sleeve part is for the right.
    • Back to Basics: Balanced And Unbalanced Audio, by Mary C. Gruszka 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tvtechnology.com [Source type: General]

    .However, grounding one channel may also be dangerous to the equipment if the result is to short circuit the output of the right channel amplifier.^ While the media host 210 may interface the media devices 220 via the network 12, the media host 210 may directly interface one or more media devices 220 to receive and/or output media data from and/or to the media devices 220.
    • Customizable media device - Patent application - media system includes a network implemented with a Web Service for Device protocol for enabling interpretable device to 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Usual practice for a small installation is to have the signal flow zig-zag across the patchbay from left to right: source outputs to channel inputs, group outputs to recorder inputs, recorder outputs to monitor inputs, desk outputs to master recorder inputs, speaker outputs to amplifier inputs...
    • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That is, the combined circuit has two (if not more) paths to ground, one of which may have more resistance than another.
    • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

    .In any case, any signal from the right channel is naturally lost.
  • If a three-conductor plug is connected to a two-conductor socket, normally the result is to leave the ring of the plug unconnected (open circuit).^ If you're building an unbalanced cable, I believe the usual is to ground pin 2 or leave unconnected (main signal runs on pin 3 only).
    • DIY Cables: XLR & TRS [ AudioMasters Forums - The Home of the Original Cool Edit and Adobe Audition Community ] 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.audiomastersforum.net [Source type: General]

    ^ That's trickier than it might seem at first, because the three conductors (TRS or Tip, Ring & Sleeve) of the headphone out are functioning as two (Left & Right) 'unbalanced' circuits, whereas the three conductors (Ground, positive Signal & negative Signal) on the powered loudspeaker's XLR input are functioning as a mono 'balanced' circuit.
    • JamHub User Forums • View topic - Connector types and cables needed 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jamhub.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Have a look at this: Quote: Originally Posted by Wikipedia This three-conductor jack has two normally closed switches connected to the contacts themselves.
    • line out jack and internal speaker run simultaneously? - Windows 7 Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sevenforums.com [Source type: General]

    .In the days of vacuum tubes this was also potentially dangerous to equipment but most solid state devices tolerate this condition well.^ Towing a trailer with your Ranger is likely the most dangerous and potentially damaging activity you will do with your truck.

    ^ This cable is most often used as the clasic microphone cable but is also extensively used for interconnections between professional audio equipment as well as DMX lighting equipment.
    • Neutrik Audio Leads | XLR | TRS | Insert Leads 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avbits.com [Source type: General]

    A 3-conductor socket could be wired as an unbalanced mono socket to ground the ring in this situation, but the more conventional wiring is to leave the ring unconnected, exactly simulating a mono socket.

Uses

A 3.5 mm TRS connector
Some common uses of jack plugs and their matching sockets are:
.
  • Headphone and earphone jacks on a wide range of equipment.^ Head-Fi: Covering Headphones, Earphones and Portable Audio > Equipment Forums > Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers, Accessories (DBT-Free Forum) .
    • How do I know if a Mini-Mini cable has a ground wire? - Head-Fi: Covering Headphones, Earphones and Portable Audio 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.head-fi.org [Source type: General]

    .1/4″ plugs are common on home and professional component equipment, while 3.5 mm plugs are nearly universal for portable audio equipment.^ Occasionally used on portable equipment for audio.
    • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In most recent home stereo equipment, the jacks are color-coded as follows: red (audio-Right), black or white (audio-Left) and yellow (composite video).
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    ^ The three-pin XLR is probably the connector most strongly associated with professional audio equipment, used for both mic and line-level interfaces.
    • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .2.5 mm plugs are not as common, but are used on communication equipment such as cordless phones, mobile phones, and two-way radios.
  • Consumer electronics devices such as digital cameras, camcorders, and portable DVD players use 3.5 mm connectors for composite video and audio output.^ Pro grade camcorders use XLR audio in connectors.
    • Which Camcorder would be best for interviews? - CNET Camcorders Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC forums.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Audio and video cables & connectors: topics .
    • Audio cables, video cables, video connectors, scart cable 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.educypedia.be [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Below is a list of some common connectors used in audio cabling: .
    • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Typically, a TRS connection is used for mono audio plus video, and a TRRS connection for stereo audio plus video.^ TRS can also be used for mono-only balanced connections.
    • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The connectors are mono and are used in pairs for stereo.
    • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For example, a TS connector may be used for mono audio, a TRS connector may be used for stereo audio and a TRRS connector may be used for stereo audio with an additional signal, for example a video signal.
    • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    .Cables designed for this use are often terminated with RCA connectors on the other end.
  • Microphone inputs on tape and cassette recorders, sometimes with remote control switching on the ring.
  • Patching points (insert points) on a wide range of equipment.
  • Personal computers, sometimes using a sound card plugged into the computer.^ A computer’s sound card uses these connectors for speakers, line-in/line-out connections, and also for microphones.
    • Connector Guide: Info on Audio/ Video connectors including 1/4", 3.5mm, DVI-D, HDMI, VGA and more 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC avcableconcepts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Microphone cable for stage use.
    •  Innovative Music Australia: Mogami Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.innovativemusic.com.au [Source type: General]
    • Mogami Gold Series and Snakes Cables and connectors for Professional Pro Audio recording and stage - Mogami high quality recording and live cables better than monster cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC muzeekworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Repeat the entire cable procedure to the other end, using the correct connector.
    • http://www.recordingwebsite.com/articles/cables.php 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingwebsite.com [Source type: General]

    .Stereo 3.5 mm jacks are used for:
    • Line in (stereo)
    • Line out (stereo)
    • Headphones/loudspeaker out (stereo)
    • Microphone input (mono, usually with 5 volt power available on the ring.^ Usual insert cable can be used to split the connectors from stereo jack to mono jacks.
      • RME AEB4-I 24 48 khz 4 x Balanced TRS Input Daughter Card for Digi96 Series Hammerfall HDSP9632 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.ramelectronics.net [Source type: General]

      ^ The microphone input is set to mono.
      • Mixable earphone-microphone device with sound attenuation - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

      ^ The connectors are mono and are used in pairs for stereo.
      • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Note that traditional, incompatible, use of a stereo plug for a mono microphone is for balanced output)
    • Laptop computers generally have one line level jack for headphones and one mono jack for a microphone at microphone level.^ Unbalanced stereo or balanced mono.
      • Muddle over left/right channel of TRS plug - sci.electronics.repair | Google Groups 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
      • Muddle over left/right channel of TRS plug - sci.electronics.repair | Google Groups 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Lines 1–8 out are balanced TRS outputs.
      • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

      ^ The connectors are mono and are used in pairs for stereo.
      • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      You can use an attenuating cable to convert line level or use a signal from an XLR connector, but it is not designed to record from a stereo device such as a radio or music player.
    • LCD monitors with built-in speakers will require a 3.5 mm male-male cable from the sound card.
Note: Higher end sound cards sometimes sport a breakout panel which supports 1/4″ plug devices as well.
.
    • Devices designed for surround output may use multiple jacks for paired channels (ex.^ Dolby Digital (AC-3) is a compressed digital audio signal format used for transmission of 5.1-channel surround sound.
      • http://documentation.apple.com/en/finalcutpro/usermanual/chapter_12_section_5.html 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC documentation.apple.com [Source type: Reference]

      ^ S/PDIF is used for stereo digital audio and compressed multichannel audio such as DTS and Dolby Digital Surround, whereas ADAT Optical is used for 8-channel uncompressed digital audio.
      • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Any sound mixing component known to an artisan of ordinary skill in the art that meets the requirements of the device of the instant invention may be used.
      • Mixable earphone-microphone device with sound attenuation - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

      .TRS for front left and right; TRRS for front center, rear center, and subwoofer; and TRS for surround left and right).^ Internally illuminated Mute and AFL switches and Left/Right, Center, Mono assignment switches, and Matrix Pre/Post fader switches are provided for each group mix.

      ^ The headphone output jack is a TRS 1/4” jack that provides the Left Channel on the tip, the Right Channel on the ring and the ground return for the two channels on the sleeve.
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      ^ Special provision are provided for overall remote muting of the Left-Right, Center, and Mono outputs as well as Group, Auxiliary and Matrix outputs by a rear panel opto-isolated phoenix connector.

      .Circuitry on the sound device may be used to switch between traditional Line In/Line Out/Mic functions and surround output.
  • Electric guitars.^ Lines 1–8 out are balanced TRS outputs.
    • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The input level button switches between guitar-level and line-level signal.
    • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The user's ability to adjust the direction in which the directional microphone is pointed allows the user to adapt the device of the instant invention to the nature of his or her conditions, which may change between uses, or prior to, subsequent to, or during use of the device [0045] Any sound reproduction component that is structurally and functionally compatible with the device of the present invention may be used in the device of the present invention.
    • Mixable earphone-microphone device with sound attenuation - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    .Almost all electric guitars use a 1/4″ mono jack (socket) as their output connector.^ The connectors are mono and are used in pairs for stereo.
    • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Cable connectors were all plated with gold, and this combination of metals with electricity caused rapid corrosion.
    • An Interview with Jim Stutsman 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.trs-80.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Such connectors besides the above-described male version (also referred to as plug) also have a female version (also referred to as socket), the male connector being inserted into the female connector for establishing electrical contact.
    • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    .Some makes (such as Shergold) use a stereo jack instead for stereo output, or a second stereo jack, in addition to a mono jack (as with Rickenbacker).
  • Instrument amplifiers for guitars, basses and similar amplified musical instruments.^ Instrument, mono Jack to mono Jack, 10m .
    • Audio and Mains Cable and Connectors. Bulk cable and Pre-made solutions. - Live Systems Ltd, Edinburgh, UK. 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.livesystems.co.uk [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Instrument, mono Jack to mono Jack, 3m .
    • Audio and Mains Cable and Connectors. Bulk cable and Pre-made solutions. - Live Systems Ltd, Edinburgh, UK. 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.livesystems.co.uk [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Instrument, mono Jack to mono Jack, 5m .
    • Audio and Mains Cable and Connectors. Bulk cable and Pre-made solutions. - Live Systems Ltd, Edinburgh, UK. 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.livesystems.co.uk [Source type: Academic]

    .1/4″ jacks are overwhelmingly the most common connectors for:
    • Inputs.^ Most banana connectors have a plug on one end and a jack on the other, with the cable attached in the middle.
      • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ I've only described the five most common connectors here, but there are many other types used for specific applications.
      • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Microphones, sound reproduction components, and external auxiliary input connectors or jacks may be connected to the sound mixer by any means known to one of ordinary skill in the art.
      • Mixable earphone-microphone device with sound attenuation - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

      .A shielded cable with a mono 1/4″ jack plug on each end is commonly called a guitar cord or a patching cord, the first name reflecting this usage, the second the history of the jack plug's development for use in manual telephone exchanges.
    • Loudspeaker outputs, especially on low-end equipment.^ Ever see those old telephone switchboards with hundreds of jacks and patch cords and plugs?
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      ^ (Guitar cables, phone plugs, jack plug, patch cord) .
      • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

      ^ A PLUG (1mm Cable used) .
      • 10 out of 10 Productions Limited TRS Extension Cables (SINGLE PHASE) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.10outof10.co.uk [Source type: General]

      .On professional loudspeakers, Speakon connectors carry higher current, mate with greater contact area, lock in place and do not short out the amplifier upon insertion or disconnection.^ Contact areas 23, 24 and 25 serve as a second connector besides a first connector formed by the conducting areas on the outside of elongate member 18, i.e.
      • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

      ^ For example, while in male connector 33B of FIG. 4 two locking balls are shown serving as two separate electrical contacts, more than two locking balls serving as separate electrical contacts may be provided.
      • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

      ^ Speakon – Made by Neutrik for speaker cables, these have a high power handling capability as well as an easy method to lock firmly in place.
      • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .However, some professional loudspeakers carry both Speakon and TRS connectors for compatibility.^ For example, vintage mics and some older audio equipment use variations on the multi-pin DIN connector (Tuchel, Preh and Binder), while loudspeakers are usually connected via 4mm banana plugs, or Speakon connectors.
      • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The three-pin XLR is probably the connector most strongly associated with professional audio equipment, used for both mic and line-level interfaces.
      • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ However, some pro level balanced gear use also TRS connectors to carry one channel of audio.
      • ProVideo Coalition.com: Creating Motion Graphics by Chris & Trish Meyer | Founders 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC provideocoalition.com [Source type: General]

      .Heavy-duty 1/4″ loudspeaker jacks are rated at 15A maximum which limits them to applications involving less than 1,800 watts.^ TRS 1/4 phone connector 2 - DPST Footswitches (typically rated @ 125V/4A) Do yourself a favor and spend a couple of dollars more for the heavy duty models.
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      ^ A simple reason is that an XLR connection, for instance, is less likely to come loose than the 1/8 " connection found on an iPod headphone jack.
      • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

      ^ I bought Switchcraft XLR connectors, just 'cuz my stuff is pretty low duty-cycle and they were less expensive than Neutrik.
      • DIY Cables: XLR & TRS [ AudioMasters Forums - The Home of the Original Cool Edit and Adobe Audition Community ] 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.audiomastersforum.net [Source type: General]

      .1/4″ loudspeaker jacks commonly aren't rigged to lock the plug in place and will short out the amplifier's output circuitry if connected or disconnected when the amplifier is live.
    • Line outputs.
    • Foot switches and effects pedals.^ Lines 1–8 out are balanced TRS outputs.
      • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

      ^ The 1/4-inch connectors are very common on musical instruments (especially guitars), and other staging devices such as effects pedals, mixing consoles, speakers, and amplifiers.
      • Connector Guide: Info on Audio/ Video connectors including 1/4", 3.5mm, DVI-D, HDMI, VGA and more 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC avcableconcepts.com [Source type: General]

      ^ If you only have a cheaper unbalanced ¼-inch microphone plug and have no suitable mixer or pre-amplifier, just plug it into any decent cassette deck with mic inputs, and connect the RCA outputs from the back of the deck to your PC's line input.
      • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Stereo plugs are used for double switches (for example by Fender).^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a mono phone ou...
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      ^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a stereo phone jack.
      • Hosa Cables Products: Cables | Connectors | Adapters - AValive.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avalive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ GRM-193 Hosa-GRM-193-DUAL RCA (F) - STEREO 3.5mm (M) Phone Use to adapt a stereo phono plug to a mini stereo phone jack.
      • Hosa Cables Products: Cables | Connectors | Adapters - AValive.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avalive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .There is little compatibility between makers.
    • Effects loops, which are normally wired as patch points.
  • Electronic keyboards use jacks for a similar range of uses to guitars and amplifiers, and in addition
    • Sustain pedals.
    • Expression pedals.
  • Electronic drums use jacks to connect sensor pads to the synthesizer module or MIDI encoder.^ Effects pedals use unbalanced (tip/sleeve) connections.
    • CBI XLR Female To 1/4-inch TRS Male Connector from zZounds.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.zzounds.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Also use 1/4" cables to connect mixer with amplifier.
    • RCA , 1/4", TRS, and TS Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.topdjgear.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The 1/4-inch connectors are very common on musical instruments (especially guitars), and other staging devices such as effects pedals, mixing consoles, speakers, and amplifiers.
    • Connector Guide: Info on Audio/ Video connectors including 1/4", 3.5mm, DVI-D, HDMI, VGA and more 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC avcableconcepts.com [Source type: General]

    .In this usage, a change in voltage on the wire indicates a drum stroke.
  • Some compact and/or economy model audio mixing desks use stereo jacks for balanced microphone inputs.
  • The majority of professional audio equipment uses mono jacks as the standard unbalanced input or output connector, often providing a 1/4″ unbalanced line connector alongside (or in a few cases in the middle of!^ An external input is provided into each matrix by balanced TRS connector.

    ^ Most consumer audio gear (and some professional gear) uses unbalanced connections.
    • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Below is a list of some common connectors used in audio cabling: .
    • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ) and as an alternative to an .XLR balanced line connector.
  • Modular synthesizers commonly use monophonic cables for creating patches.
  • ¼ in connectors are widely used to connect external processing devices to mixing consoles' insert points (see Insert (effects processing)).^ Balanced patch cable with gold-pin/black body 1/4" TRS and XLR connectors .
    • Mogami Gold Series and Snakes Cables and connectors for Professional Pro Audio recording and stage - Mogami high quality recording and live cables better than monster cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC muzeekworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AC/8 cable, 8 balanced lines.
    • AudioProz - Welcome to Audioproz.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.audioproz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Balanced AES/EBU XLR connectors are for "pro" digital connections.
    • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

    .TRS or TS connectors might be used in pairs as separate Send and Return jacks or a single TRS jack might be employed for both Send and Return in which case the signals are unbalanced.^ TRS connectors are used for balanced cables, stereo, and can serve as a single jack for in and out signal flow.
    • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

    ^ INSERT Phone Jacks (TRS) are unbalanced.
    • Yamaha Canada Music | Live Sound | Products 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.yamaha.ca [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Examples of unbalanced connectors are 1/4" TS and RCA connectors.
    • http://www.recordingwebsite.com/articles/cables.php 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingwebsite.com [Source type: General]

    .The single unbalanced combination Send/Return TRS insert jack saves both panel space and component complexity.^ INSERT RETURN (unbalanced, Ch1 only) .
    • UREI by Soundcraft 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.ureidj.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The TRS return jack.
    • Using the ULN-2 Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mhsecure.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ INSERT SEND (unbalanced, Ch1 only) .
    • UREI by Soundcraft 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.ureidj.com [Source type: Academic]

    .Note that mixing console insert points can also be XLR, RCA or Bantam TT (tiny telephone) jacks, depending on the make and model.
  • Some small electronic devices such as audio cassette players, especially in the cheaper price brackets, use a two-conductor 3.5 mm or 2.5 mm jack as a DC power connector.
  • Some photographic studio strobe lights have 1/4″ or 3.5 mm jacks for the flash synchronization input.^ Below is a list of some common connectors used in audio cabling: .
    • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The audio connector may be a 2.5 mm audio connector or a 3.5 mm audio connector.
    • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Commonly used audio connectors include 6.35 mm, 3.5 mm or 2.5 mm audio connectors.
    • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]
    • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    .A camera's electrical flash output (PC socket or hot shoe adapter) is cabled to the strobe light's sync input jacks.^ MIDI input MIDI output Digital Sync .
    • DJDeals.com - ECHO AUDIOFIRE 4 AUDIO INTERFACE FREE SHIPPING! 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.djdeals.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Double Normalling is effectively doubled-up half normalling, and to break the normalled signal path it is necessary to insert plugs into both the output and input sockets.
    • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For this reason the input socket is sometimes called a 'break jack.'
    • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Some examples: Calumet Travelite, and Speedotron use a 1/4″ mono jack as the sync input; White Lightning uses 1/4″ stereo jacks; Pocket Wizard (radio trigger) and Alien Bees use 3.5 mm mono jacks.
  • Some cameras (for example, Canon, Sigma, and Pentax DSLRs) use the 2.5 mm stereo jack for the connector for the remote shutter release (and focus activation); examples are Canon's RS-60E3 remote switch and Sigma's CR-21 wired remote control.
  • Some miniaturized electronic devices use 2.5 mm or 3.5 mm jack plugs as serial port connectors for data transfer and unit programming.^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a mono phone ou...
    • Hosa Cables Products: Cables | Connectors | Adapters - AValive.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avalive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Mono I/O Device : For use with mono devices with XLR inputs and outputs.
    • Signal Transport: Supplier of Patch Bays, Custom Connector Panels, BalancingAmplifiers and more. 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sigt.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a stereo phone jack.
    • Hosa Cables Products: Cables | Connectors | Adapters - AValive.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avalive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This technique is particularly common on graphing calculators, such as the TI-83 series, and some types of amateur and two-way radio, though in some more modern equipment USB mini-B connectors are provided in addition to or instead of jack connectors.^ RCA and 1/8 " connectors are more common on consumer or portable equipment.
    • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Now digital technology has added many types of connectors and cables that connect computer serial buses to various peripherals such as printers, drives, interfaces, digital recorders and processors, video equipment, and DJ gear.
    • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After working with Radio Shack about two months, I convinced them that the SC/MP may not be the way to go.
    • Ira Goldklang’s TRS-80 Revived Site » TRS-80 Computers: TRS-80 Model I 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.trs-80.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The second-generation iPod Shuffle from Apple has a single TRS jack which serves as headphone, USB, or power supply, depending on the connected plug.
  • On CCTV cameras and video encoders, mono audio in (originating from a microphone in or near the camera) and mono audio out (destined to a speaker in or near the camera) are provided on a single three-conductor connector, where one signal is on the tip conductor and the other is on the ring conductor.^ One is a transmit connector and the other is a receive connector.
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    ^ The connections on the plug are called tip, ring, and sleeve (TRS) depending on their location on the plug.
    • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Check the power connector and the power supply.
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  • The Atari 2600 (Video Computer System), the first widely popular home video game console with interchangeable software programs, used a 3.5 mm TS (two conductor) jack for 9V(?) DC power.

Switch contacts

A jack plug breaks the contact of a normally closed switch.
Miniature jack plugs and jacks. .All are 3.5 mm except the gold-plated plug, which is 2.5 mm.^ Cable connectors were all plated with gold, and this combination of metals with electricity caused rapid corrosion.
  • An Interview with Jim Stutsman 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.trs-80.org [Source type: General]

^ Real Price: Starting at $35.95 TRS to XLR Male, Premium Gold Plated Plugs, 2534 Quad Cable,Choose Length .
  • ZenPro Audio: Analog Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.zenproaudio.com [Source type: General]

^ Custom WBT RCA to XLR Stereo Adaptor (Pictured above) [$179] Same as above RCA to XLR Adaptor, except constructed using Gold Plated Pure Copper WBT Nextgen RCA Sockets.
  • Kagi - Channel D 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC order.kagi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All the jacks are two-conductor (TS).^ They are two-conductor cables having a conductor and a ground, and usually have tip/sleeve (TS) phone connectors.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

^ Ground 2: Right 3: Left or mono 4: Insulation rings TRS jack plugs and sockets of all sizes come in two versions, mono and stereo.
  • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The TS "Tip-sleeve" cable (2 conductor "phone jack") This cable is for unbalanced signals.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

The tan-colored jacks have a normally-closed switch.
.Panel-mounting jacks are often provided with switch contacts.^ A solo trim control is provided with on switch with LED. Both " and 1/8" headphone connectors are provided under the front panel armrest.

^ The Mute button provides a quick, tactile “panic switch” which mutes the front panel headphone outputs in case of accidental feedback loops and other audio unpleasantries.
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^ ULN-2 Front Panel The ULN-2 front panel provides ten-segment metering for the 2 analog inputs and the main outputs as well as knobs and switches to control the input, monitor, and headphones sections.
  • Using the ULN-2 Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mhsecure.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most commonly, a mono jack is provided with a single normally closed (NC) contact, which is connected to the tip (live) connection when no plug is in the socket, and disconnected when a plug is inserted.^ Connect an insert cable in the insert jack of the mixer.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

^ Some typical connections for inserts in consoles in this price range include TS phone jacks (separate jacks for insert sends and returns); or to save space, TRS jacks that connect the tip and ring together until a plug is inserted.
  • Back to Basics: Balanced And Unbalanced Audio, by Mary C. Gruszka 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tvtechnology.com [Source type: General]

^ These connectors are normalled together so that a signal plugged only into Matrix 1 will appear on all four matrix external input level controls if no connector is plugged into the remaining external input connectors.

.Stereo sockets commonly provide two such NC contacts, one for the tip (left channel live) and one for the ring or collar (right channel live).^ The headphone output jack is a TRS 1/4” jack that provides the Left Channel on the tip, the Right Channel on the ring and the ground return for the two channels on the sleeve.
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^ Such an arrangement of conducting areas serving as contacts is also referred to as a TRS-connector (Tip Ring Sleeve) and may be used for stereo audio signals, wherein for example sleeve portion 17 is used as ground contact, and tip portion 11 and ring portion 12 are used as contacts for a left channel and right channel, respectively.
  • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Such connectors besides the above-described male version (also referred to as plug) also have a female version (also referred to as socket), the male connector being inserted into the female connector for establishing electrical contact.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

.Some designs of jack also have such a connection on the sleeve, as this contact is usually ground it is not much use for signal switching but could be used to indicate to electronic circuitry that the socket was in use.^ If you're building an unbalanced cable, I believe the usual is to ground pin 2 or leave unconnected (main signal runs on pin 3 only).
  • DIY Cables: XLR & TRS [ AudioMasters Forums - The Home of the Original Cool Edit and Adobe Audition Community ] 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.audiomastersforum.net [Source type: General]

^ For example, vintage mics and some older audio equipment use variations on the multi-pin DIN connector (Tuchel, Preh and Binder), while loudspeakers are usually connected via 4mm banana plugs, or Speakon connectors.
  • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Such connectors besides the above-described male version (also referred to as plug) also have a female version (also referred to as socket), the male connector being inserted into the female connector for establishing electrical contact.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

.Less commonly, some jacks are provided with normally open (NO) or change-over contacts, and/or the switch contacts may be isolated from the connector.^ These connectors are normalled together so that a signal plugged only into Matrix 1 will appear on all four matrix external input level controls if no connector is plugged into the remaining external input connectors.

^ In another embodiment, said second connector may comprise a first contact element surrounded by a second contact element.
  • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The at least one circumferential groove portion may be electrically conducting and isolated from said contacts.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

.The original purpose of these contacts was for switching in telephone exchanges, for which there were many patterns.^ I'd guess originally designed for telephone exchanges.
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^ Connector: The original 1/4" (6.35 mm) version dates from 1878, for use in manual telephone exchanges-making it possibly the oldest electrical connector standard still in use.
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^ Oh, yes - the US has been using "Tip & Ring" for about as long as there have been telephone exchanges.
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.Two sets of change-over contacts, isolated from the connector contacts, were common.^ TRS connectors of computers headphones Audio connectors - cylindrical in shape, typically with three contacts, although sometimes with two (a TS connector) or four (a TRRS connector).
  • stock.xchng - TRS connectors of computers headphones (stock photo by hisks) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sxc.hu [Source type: General]

^ Connectors with two contacts can only function as unbalanced.
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^ For example, while in male connector 33B of FIG. 4 two locking balls are shown serving as two separate electrical contacts, more than two locking balls serving as separate electrical contacts may be provided.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

.The more recent pattern of one NC contact for each signal path, internally attached to the connector contact, stems from their use as headphone jacks.^ One type of connectors are audio connectors like so-called TS (tip sleeve), TRS (tip ring sleeve) or TRRS (tip ring ring sleeve) connectors which are for example used to connect headphones or loudspeakers to audio equipment, for example portable audio equipment, cell phones, personal computers and the like.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ TRS connectors of computers headphones Audio connectors - cylindrical in shape, typically with three contacts, although sometimes with two (a TS connector) or four (a TRRS connector).
  • stock.xchng - TRS connectors of computers headphones (stock photo by hisks) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sxc.hu [Source type: General]

^ The media system of claim 7, wherein each of the first group of connectors and the second group of connectors comprises at least one of an audio connector, a video connector and a multiple signal connector.
  • Customizable media device - Patent application - media system includes a network implemented with a Web Service for Device protocol for enabling interpretable device to 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

.In many amplifiers and equipment containing them, such as electronic organs, a headphone jack is provided that disconnects the loudspeakers when in use.^ One type of connectors are audio connectors like so-called TS (tip sleeve), TRS (tip ring sleeve) or TRRS (tip ring ring sleeve) connectors which are for example used to connect headphones or loudspeakers to audio equipment, for example portable audio equipment, cell phones, personal computers and the like.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ A cable is provided for connection to external equipment such as Radio Shack’s Telephone Interface or perhaps your own serial line printer.
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^ In case a device like loudspeakers or headphones are provided with additional functions, such a device may have more than one connector, for example to receive audio signals and power from the audio device, which makes connecting the device with the audio device somewhat inconvenient.
  • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

This is done by means of these switch contacts. .In other equipment, a dummy load is provided when the headphones are not connected.^ A cable is provided for connection to external equipment such as Radio Shack’s Telephone Interface or perhaps your own serial line printer.
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^ Guitars, instruments, headphones, general-purpose equipment connections (line inputs) .
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ One type of connectors are audio connectors which are for example used to connect headphones or loudspeakers to audio equipment, for example portable or non-portable audio equipment, cell phones, personal computers, and the like.
  • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

This is also easily provided by means of these NC contacts.
.Other uses for these contacts have been found.^ Use as little as you can, and in no event contact dielectric spacers or resistive materials (as used in loads) with the solvent, since these can be irreparably damaged by the solvent.
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^ In another embodiment, one or more locking balls may be used as electrical contacts as in FIG. 3 or FIG. 4, while other locking balls are not used as electrical contacts like in the embodiment of FIGS. 1 and 2.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ These connectors are used with Plastic Optical Fiber (TOSLink) cables to communicate with other devices.
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.One is to interrupt a signal path to enable other circuitry to be inserted.^ Trim Enable switch — This is a push-button switch which allows you to control whether the attenuator trim pot is in the signal path or not.
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^ Double Normalling is effectively doubled-up half normalling, and to break the normalled signal path it is necessary to insert plugs into both the output and input sockets.
  • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These cables allow you to insert a device in the channel's path, like a compressor or EQ or to carry the signal to a patchbay where devices can be conveniently patched in.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

.This is done by using one NC contact of a stereo jack to connect the tip and ring together when no plug is inserted.^ Connect an insert cable in the insert jack of the mixer.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a stereo phone jack.
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^ Recomended use with 3 conductor MIC wire, this 3.5mm Stereo Connector is a perfect Tip Ring Sleeve (TRS) solution.
  • 3.5mm Stereo Connector > QuickPort® Audio Connectors & Adapters > Connectors > Network Solutions > All Leviton Products from Leviton Electrical and Electronic Products 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.leviton.com [Source type: General]

.The tip is then made the output, and the ring the input (or vice versa), thus forming a patch point.^ Balanced XLR outputs are provided as are balanced TRS bus inputs and TRS insert points on all outputs.

^ In this way, with no patch cords plugged in, the recorder outputs are passed automatically to the corresponding desk channel inputs.
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^ Outputs are always presented on male connectors (with pins) and inputs are always on female connectors (with sockets) — easily remembered, as the pins point in the direction of the signal flow.
  • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Another use is to provide alternative mono or stereo output facilities on some guitars and electronic organs.^ The connectors are mono and are used in pairs for stereo.
  • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a mono phone ou...
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^ An alternative requirement is when I to feed the portable recorder's output into the PC on  both channels (stereo) and then use I would an audio editor to replay either L or R on its own.
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.This is achieved by using two mono jacks, one for left channel and one for right, and wiring the NC contact on the right channel jack to the tip of the other, to connect the two connector tips together when the right channel output is not in use.^ Use it to esnd a mono singal to both Left and Right contac...
  • Hosa Cables Products: Cables | Connectors | Adapters - AValive.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avalive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One is a transmit connector and the other is a receive connector.
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^ You can use it to split 1 output to two outputs.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

.This then mixes the signals so that the left channel jack doubles as a mono output.^ Usual practice for a small installation is to have the signal flow zig-zag across the patchbay from left to right: source outputs to channel inputs, group outputs to recorder inputs, recorder outputs to monitor inputs, desk outputs to master recorder inputs, speaker outputs to amplifier inputs...
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^ Double Normalling is effectively doubled-up half normalling, and to break the normalled signal path it is necessary to insert plugs into both the output and input sockets.
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^ Mono signals involve only one channel.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

.Where a 3.5 mm or 2.5 mm jack is used as a DC power inlet connector, a switch contact may be used to disconnect an internal battery whenever an external power supply is connected, to prevent incorrect recharging of the battery.^ The audio connector may be a 2.5 mm audio connector or a 3.5 mm audio connector.
  • CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT CONNECTORS - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Check the power connector and the power supply.
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^ External Power Supply (factory configured) .

.A three-conductor signal input socket is used on some battery-powered guitar effects pedals to eliminate the need for a separate power switch.^ The input level button switches between guitar-level and line-level signal.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ To maintain the integrity of the signal, we need to understand which cables to use to connect our gear.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

^ An aux return is an input used to 'return' signal sent to an effect processor via the aux send.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

.When the user plugs in a two-conductor guitar or microphone lead, the resulting short-circuit between earth and ring connects an internal battery to the unit's circuitry, ensuring that it powers up or down automatically whenever a signal lead is inserted or removed.^ The flexibility and strength of this cable makes it ideal for use as a guitar lead or wherever high quality jack-jack connections are required.
  • Neutrik Audio Leads | XLR | TRS | Insert Leads 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avbits.com [Source type: General]

^ A portable device comprising at least one sound attenuation component, two microphones, an auxiliary input, and two sound reproduction components, whereby the microphone picks up the sound environment of the device's user, signal from the microphones and the auxiliary sound input can be mixed into the devices sound output, and placement of the signal of both the microphones and the auxiliary input can be adjusted in the stereo field using stereo width and panning controls.
  • Mixable earphone-microphone device with sound attenuation - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Name: A TRS connector, also called an audio jack, jack plug, stereo plug, mini-jack, mini-stereo or 1/8" jack Designed: 1878 A/V: Audio only Type: Analog Signals: The modern profile three-conductor jack plug was originally designed for stereo signal connections, with left channel on the tip, right on the ring and common return on the body or sleeve.
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.A side effect is the risk of inadvertently discharging the battery if the lead is not removed after use, for example if equipment is left connected overnight.^ For example, vintage mics and some older audio equipment use variations on the multi-pin DIN connector (Tuchel, Preh and Binder), while loudspeakers are usually connected via 4mm banana plugs, or Speakon connectors.
  • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The F-connector module is used for connecting video equipment....
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^ The flexibility and strength of this cable makes it ideal for use as a guitar lead or wherever high quality jack-jack connections are required.
  • Neutrik Audio Leads | XLR | TRS | Insert Leads 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avbits.com [Source type: General]

Tip/ring/sleeve terminology

1. Sleeve: usually ground
2. Ring: Right-hand channel for stereo signals, negative phase for balanced mono signals, power supply for power-requiring mono signal sources
3. Tip: Left-hand channel for stereo signals, positive phase for balanced mono signals, signal line for unbalanced mono signals
4. Insulating rings
.In twisted pair wiring to this day, the non-inverting and/or "live" (or "hot") wire of each pair is known as the ring, while the inverting and/or "earthy" (or "neutral") wire is known as the tip, inherited from the traditional connection via the TRS connector in telephone systems.^ One type of connectors are audio connectors like so-called TS (tip sleeve), TRS (tip ring sleeve) or TRRS (tip ring ring sleeve) connectors which are for example used to connect headphones or loudspeakers to audio equipment, for example portable audio equipment, cell phones, personal computers and the like.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Most textbook explanations claim that a balanced interface requires two symmetrical signals of opposite polarity, passed over a pair of screened, twisted wires.
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^ (I also have a 3.5mm TRS socket which is prewired and the red wire is also the tip.
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.If the pair is shielded, or if the pair is accompanied by a dedicated earth wire, this third conductor is known as the sleeve.^ Recomended use with 3 conductor MIC wire, this 3.5mm Stereo Connector is a perfect Tip Ring Sleeve (TRS) solution.
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^ The Yellow "+" wire is soldered to the center conductor of the RG174, this connects to Pin #2 of the Mini XLR. The Orange "-" wire is soldered to the Shield of the RG174, this connects to Pin #3 of the Mini XLR. .
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^ The shielding is most often a wire braid that surrounds the insulator for the center conductor(s).
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

.This usage corresponds to the connection to a three-connector jack plug in a manual telephone exchange.^ Resolution: 728 x 576 @ 25 PAL Connector: In the most normal usage, cables have a standard plug on each end, consisting of a central male connector, surrounded by a ring.
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^ Name: A TRS connector, also called an audio jack, jack plug, stereo plug, mini-jack, mini-stereo or 1/8" jack Designed: 1878 A/V: Audio only Type: Analog Signals: The modern profile three-conductor jack plug was originally designed for stereo signal connections, with left channel on the tip, right on the ring and common return on the body or sleeve.
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^ Each device in your setup should have a direct path to ground through its three-connector power plug.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

.This appears to have originated with the use of TRS jacks by switchboard operators with the tip and ring wires attached to the corresponding parts of the jack.^ RCA Phono 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) jack/TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) jack/TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) 2 pin DIN Mobile phone sockets Professional only connector types Bantam jack 5 pin DIN (midi or audio) 3/32 inch (2.5mm) jack/TRS Other connectors are also found at times, but the above covers the great majority in use.
  • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One type of connectors are audio connectors like so-called TS (tip sleeve), TRS (tip ring sleeve) or TRRS (tip ring ring sleeve) connectors which are for example used to connect headphones or loudspeakers to audio equipment, for example portable audio equipment, cell phones, personal computers and the like.
  • CONNECTOR - Patent application - embodiment a connector having at least one locking element configured to be movable between a first position retracted inside an elongate 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ (I also have a 3.5mm TRS socket which is prewired and the red wire is also the tip.
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.Originally, the hot and ground were reversed, but often the metallic desktops of the switch boards were scarred by the discharge from the tips and the system was reversed to the present usage.^ Balanced TRS lines are supposed to be Tip Hot, Ring Cold and Sleeve Ground.
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^ The hot wire of the cable connects to the tip, the ground (usually the shielding) attaches to the sleeve.
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[citation needed]
.The term tip ring sleeve is more common in some English-speaking countries than others.^ In this case, the wiring convention is left channel to tip, right channel to ring, and the commoned returns to the sleeve — and that applies to the miniature 3.5mm TRS plugs on stereo earpieces and headphones too.
  • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most desktop Macs provide more than enough power for ULN-2 and one other low power device.
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^ LI> Maintenance free with durable nickel plated tip / ring / sleeve connector preventing from tarnishing.
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.Outside of the USA the term stereo jack plug is probably more common, even for connectors not used for stereo.^ Use to adapt a mini stereo phone plug to a stereo phone jack.
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^ The connectors are mono and are used in pairs for stereo.
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^ This means far less force is required to disconnect the plug accidentally, making it more prone to bending or shifting of the pins during use.
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.The modern profile three-conductor jack plug was originally designed for stereo signal connections, with left channel on the tip, right on the ring and common return on the body or sleeve.^ Stereo equipment needs a three-wire connection to get a stereo signal.
  • Connecting your Equipment - Audacity Wiki 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC wiki.audacityteam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In this case, the wiring convention is left channel to tip, right channel to ring, and the commoned returns to the sleeve — and that applies to the miniature 3.5mm TRS plugs on stereo earpieces and headphones too.
  • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Name: A TRS connector, also called an audio jack, jack plug, stereo plug, mini-jack, mini-stereo or 1/8" jack Designed: 1878 A/V: Audio only Type: Analog Signals: The modern profile three-conductor jack plug was originally designed for stereo signal connections, with left channel on the tip, right on the ring and common return on the body or sleeve.
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.The term TRS is particularly appropriate to distinguish these three-conductor (stereo) plugs used in other than stereo applications.^ TRS plugs are used to carry 2 ch.
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^ These cables use bare copper conductors and shielding like our analog series, with even lower capacitance.

^ The coaxial version uses RCA plugs but these cables are not interchangeable with analog RCAs, as the S/PDIF versions must be 75 ohms.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

Unbalanced Output Unbalanced Input Unbalanced Insert Balanced Stereo
Tip Signal Signal Send or Return signal Positive/"Hot" Left channel
Ring Ground or No Connection Ground or No Connection Return or Send signal Negative/"Cold" Right channel
Sleeve Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground
.Note that the first version of the popular Mackie 1604 mixer, the CR1604, used a Tip Negative, Ring Positive jack wiring scheme on the main left and right outputs.^ In most recent home stereo equipment, the jacks are color-coded as follows: red (audio-Right), black or white (audio-Left) and yellow (composite video).
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^ Two wires, on opposite sides from one another, carry the positive and the other two carry the negative.
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^ In this case, the wiring convention is left channel to tip, right channel to ring, and the commoned returns to the sleeve — and that applies to the miniature 3.5mm TRS plugs on stereo earpieces and headphones too.
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[11][12]
.Note that early QSC amplifiers used a tip negative, ring positive input jack wiring scheme.^ Note that the ¼" jacks for inputs 1 and 2 are unbalanced only.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Switching jacks allow an unbalanced signal to be input, but uses the third conductor inside the jack to make or break the circuit.
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^ Two wires, on opposite sides from one another, carry the positive and the other two carry the negative.
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[13]
.Whirlwind Line Balancer/Splitters do not use the Sleeve as a conductor on their unbalanced ¼ in TRS input.^ Lines 1–8 out are balanced TRS outputs.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Inputs 5–8 are simple balanced TRS jacks.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ XLR balanced and 1/4" TRS balanced/unbalanced .

.Tip and Ring are wired to the transformer's two terminals; Sleeve is not connected.^ Tip ring sleeve.
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^ The tip, ring, and sleeve allow connection of two wires as well as a ground.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

^ In this case, the wiring convention is left channel to tip, right channel to ring, and the commoned returns to the sleeve — and that applies to the miniature 3.5mm TRS plugs on stereo earpieces and headphones too.
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Usage

Audio

.When a TRS is used to make a balanced connection, the two active conductors are both used for a monaural signal.^ Used to carry two balanced mono signals.
  • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Using a TRS or XLR cable does not make an unbalanced signal balanced.
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^ TRS can also be used for mono-only balanced connections.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

.The ring, used for the right channel in stereo systems, is used instead for the inverting input.^ S/PDIF is used for stereo digital audio and compressed multichannel audio such as DTS and Dolby Digital Surround, whereas ADAT Optical is used for 8-channel uncompressed digital audio.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Both versions are capable of carrying two audio streams, typically the left and right channels of a stereo signal.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

^ In this case, the wiring convention is left channel to tip, right channel to ring, and the commoned returns to the sleeve — and that applies to the miniature 3.5mm TRS plugs on stereo earpieces and headphones too.
  • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This is a common use in small audio mixing desks, where space is a premium and they offer a more compact alternative to XLR connectors.^ Below is a list of some common connectors used in audio cabling: .
  • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ D-Sub cables and connectors: D-sub is an abbreviation of D-Subminiature and is used as a prefix to describe multi-pin connectors commonly used in audio equipment.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

^ New generation XLR connector offers improved conductivity with superior shielding and silver contacts.

.Another advantage offered by TRS connectors used for balanced microphone inputs is that a standard unbalanced signal lead using a mono jack plug can simply be plugged into such an input.^ In order to do this, you can simply use a balanced TRS/TRS connector with the unbalanced gear.
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^ The Monitor output jacks are balanced TRS connectors.
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^ On input, at line level, it is sufficient to simply use standard unbalanced (TS) connections.
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.The ring (right channel) contact then makes contact with the plug body, correctly grounding the inverting input.^ Name: A TRS connector, also called an audio jack, jack plug, stereo plug, mini-jack, mini-stereo or 1/8" jack Designed: 1878 A/V: Audio only Type: Analog Signals: The modern profile three-conductor jack plug was originally designed for stereo signal connections, with left channel on the tip, right on the ring and common return on the body or sleeve.
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^ TRS (Tip/Ring/Sleeve, two stripes) in a stereo configuration carries both left and right channels on one plug; sometimes called stereo plugs ( Figure 3.5 ).
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Mogami instrument cable terminated with high quality gold contact/black body plugs.

.The disadvantage of using TRS jacks for balanced audio connections is that the ground mates last and the socket grounds the plug tip and ring when inserting or pulling out the plug.^ The connections on the plug are called tip, ring, and sleeve (TRS) depending on their location on the plug.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Lines 1–8 out are balanced TRS outputs.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Inputs 5–8 are simple balanced TRS jacks.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

.This causes bursts of hum, cracks and pops and may stress some outputs as they will be short circuited briefly, or longer if the plug is left half in.^ When you plug the audio cables between the speakers and the computer's audio interface, you create a full loop, and your audio rig may suffer from unwanted hum.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ This means that some BASIC programs will NOT run on one OS while they may on others.
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^ The connectors on ULN-2 are stiff, so you may have to exert some force to remove the plug.
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.Professional audio equipment uses XLR connectors which mate the ground signal on pin 1 first.^ Female XLR: For equipment wired with 3-pin XLR's.
  • Signal Transport: Supplier of Patch Bays, Custom Connector Panels, BalancingAmplifiers and more. 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sigt.com [Source type: General]

^ Connectors are gold pin XLR .

^ Male XLR: For equipment wired with 3-pin XLR's.
  • Signal Transport: Supplier of Patch Bays, Custom Connector Panels, BalancingAmplifiers and more. 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sigt.com [Source type: General]

.TRS connectors are also commonly used as unbalanced audio patch points (or insert points, or simply inserts), with the output on many mixers found on the tip (left channel) and the input on the ring (right channel).^ I thought the tip of the TRS plug > > is the LEFT channel.
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^ Console Insert : For consoles with channel inserts on a single 1/4" TRS connector.
  • Signal Transport: Supplier of Patch Bays, Custom Connector Panels, BalancingAmplifiers and more. 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sigt.com [Source type: General]

^ Input is placed to left of output on patchbay.
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.This is often expressed as "tip send, ring return."^ Unfortunately, there’s no reliable standard as to which of the connectors, tip or ring, corresponds to the send or return on console insert jacks (see TCRM 5).
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^ The headphone output jack is a TRS 1/4” jack that provides the Left Channel on the tip, the Right Channel on the ring and the ground return for the two channels on the sleeve.
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.Other mixers have unbalanced insert points with "ring send, tip return."^ MIDI In/Out Port – Windy6 provides 16 MIDI channels I/O 5) S/PDIF 5/6 In/Out Connector – Windy6 has S/PDIF input and output(Coaxial) for digital connection 6) INSERT 1/2 Connector – Channel Insert 1/2 for connecting serial out board effects such as compressors (Tip : send /Ring : Return) 7) INPUT 3/4 Connector – Analog Balanced TRS Input Connector 8) OUTPUT 1/2/3/4 Servo-Balanced TRS Connector – The 4 output jack is built in a servo-balanced design, handling output level of unbalanced and balanced correctly.
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^ Unfortunately, there’s no reliable standard as to which of the connectors, tip or ring, corresponds to the send or return on console insert jacks (see TCRM 5).
  • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For example: automatically disconnecting the XLR input of a DAW channel when a guitar is plugged into its Hi-Z jack.Another popular unbalanced use is on insert cables (aka Y or send/return cables) where one end has a single TRS connector and the other end is split off into two TS connectors.
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.One advantage of this system is that the switch contact within the panel socket, originally designed for other purposes, can be used to close the circuit when the patch point is not in use.^ The more expensive one will be an impact printer, 65 characters per second, the other will use electro sensitive paper and run at 2200 characters per second.
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^ Use analog connections when you want to take advantage of analog equipment and processing or the flexibility of analog insert points.
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^ Most computer audio interfaces use at least one or the other; some use both.
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.An advantage of the "tip send" patch point is that if it is used as an output only, a 2-conductor mono jack plug correctly grounds the input.^ Note that the ¼" jacks for inputs 1 and 2 are unbalanced only.
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^ Note that there's only one input jack and one output jack.
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^ MIDI In/Out Port – Windy6 provides 16 MIDI channels I/O 5) S/PDIF 5/6 In/Out Connector – Windy6 has S/PDIF input and output(Coaxial) for digital connection 6) INSERT 1/2 Connector – Channel Insert 1/2 for connecting serial out board effects such as compressors (Tip : send /Ring : Return) 7) INPUT 3/4 Connector – Analog Balanced TRS Input Connector 8) OUTPUT 1/2/3/4 Servo-Balanced TRS Connector – The 4 output jack is built in a servo-balanced design, handling output level of unbalanced and balanced correctly.
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.In the same fashion, use of a "tip return" insert style allows a mono jack plug to bring an unbalanced signal directly into the circuit, though in this case the output must be robust enough to withstand being grounded.^ A)TS--tip and sleeve (1 conductor plus ground) is for unbalanced signals.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

^ Q) Can you plug an unbalanced TS plug into a balanced TRS jack .
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^ MIDI In/Out Port – Windy6 provides 16 MIDI channels I/O 5) S/PDIF 5/6 In/Out Connector – Windy6 has S/PDIF input and output(Coaxial) for digital connection 6) INSERT 1/2 Connector – Channel Insert 1/2 for connecting serial out board effects such as compressors (Tip : send /Ring : Return) 7) INPUT 3/4 Connector – Analog Balanced TRS Input Connector 8) OUTPUT 1/2/3/4 Servo-Balanced TRS Connector – The 4 output jack is built in a servo-balanced design, handling output level of unbalanced and balanced correctly.
  • Infrasonic Windy6: 6-in / 6-out FireWire Recording Interfac 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.infra-sonic.com [Source type: Reference]
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.Combining Send and Return functions via single 1/4″ TRS connectors in this way is seen in very many professional and semi-professional audio mixing desks, due to the halving of space needed for insert jack fields which would otherwise require two jacks, one for Send and one for Return.^ Console Insert : For consoles with channel inserts on a single 1/4" TRS connector.
  • Signal Transport: Supplier of Patch Bays, Custom Connector Panels, BalancingAmplifiers and more. 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sigt.com [Source type: General]

^ INSERT Phone Jacks (TRS) are unbalanced.
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^ MIDI In/Out Port – Windy6 provides 16 MIDI channels I/O 5) S/PDIF 5/6 In/Out Connector – Windy6 has S/PDIF input and output(Coaxial) for digital connection 6) INSERT 1/2 Connector – Channel Insert 1/2 for connecting serial out board effects such as compressors (Tip : send /Ring : Return) 7) INPUT 3/4 Connector – Analog Balanced TRS Input Connector 8) OUTPUT 1/2/3/4 Servo-Balanced TRS Connector – The 4 output jack is built in a servo-balanced design, handling output level of unbalanced and balanced correctly.
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.The tradeoff is that unbalanced signals are more prone to buzz, hum and outside interference.^ But when wiring covers longer distances, connections become more prone to noise, so pros prefer balanced connectors like XLR and TRS. Table 3.2 provides examples of balanced and unbalanced connections and which signals they carry.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

.In some TRS inserts, the concept is extended by using specially designed TRS jacks that will accept a mono jack plug partly inserted "to the first click" and will then connect the tip to the signal path without breaking it.^ TRS plugs are used to carry 2 ch.
  • Speaker Advice - Hydrogenaudio Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.hydrogenaudio.org [Source type: General]

^ Connect an insert cable in the insert jack of the mixer.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

^ TRS can also be used for mono-only balanced connections.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

.Most standard TRS jacks can also be used in this way with varying success, but neither the switch contact nor the tip contact can be relied upon unless the internal contacts have been designed with extra strength for holding the plug tip in place.^ TRS plugs are used to carry 2 ch.
  • Speaker Advice - Hydrogenaudio Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.hydrogenaudio.org [Source type: General]

^ Resolution: 728 x 576 @ 25 PAL Connector: In the most normal usage, cables have a standard plug on each end, consisting of a central male connector, surrounded by a ring.
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^ This way multiple plugs, and therefore multiple cables, can be stacked on a single jack, making for a built-in signal splitter or mult.
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.Even with stronger contacts, an accidental mechanical movement of the inserted plug can interrupt signal within the circuit.^ Double Normalling is effectively doubled-up half normalling, and to break the normalled signal path it is necessary to insert plugs into both the output and input sockets.
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^ When a 7-pin plug is inserted, one of the extra pins carries a CVBS composite video signal for non S-video displays.
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^ Inserting a plug forces open the break contacts, interrupting the signal flow from the normalled output jack above it.
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.For maximum reliability, any usage involving "first click" or "half-click" positions will instead rewire the plug to short Tip and Ring together and then insert this modified plug all the way into the jack.^ British usage - elsewhere it is an oxymoron > - a plug is inserted into a jack, so you can't have a "jack plug".
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^ British usage - elsewhere it is an oxymoron - a plug is inserted into a jack, so you can't have a "jack plug".
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^ Resolution: 728 x 576 @ 25 PAL Connector: In the most normal usage, cables have a standard plug on each end, consisting of a central male connector, surrounded by a ring.
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.The TRS Tip Return, Ring Send unbalanced insert configuration is mostly found on older mixers.^ MIDI In/Out Port – Windy6 provides 16 MIDI channels I/O 5) S/PDIF 5/6 In/Out Connector – Windy6 has S/PDIF input and output(Coaxial) for digital connection 6) INSERT 1/2 Connector – Channel Insert 1/2 for connecting serial out board effects such as compressors (Tip : send /Ring : Return) 7) INPUT 3/4 Connector – Analog Balanced TRS Input Connector 8) OUTPUT 1/2/3/4 Servo-Balanced TRS Connector – The 4 output jack is built in a servo-balanced design, handling output level of unbalanced and balanced correctly.
  • Infrasonic Windy6: 6-in / 6-out FireWire Recording Interfac 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.infra-sonic.com [Source type: Reference]
  • Distributed by Auzentech. Audio You Can Believe In :: Products from our Partners 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.auzentech.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In this case, the wiring convention is left channel to tip, right channel to ring, and the commoned returns to the sleeve — and that applies to the miniature 3.5mm TRS plugs on stereo earpieces and headphones too.
  • The Low-down On Analogue Interfacing 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unfortunately, there’s no reliable standard as to which of the connectors, tip or ring, corresponds to the send or return on console insert jacks (see TCRM 5).
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.This allowed for the insert jack to serve as a standard-wired mono line input that would bypass the mic preamp (and likely a resistive pad, as well as other circuitry, depending on the design), and thus improve sound quality.^ Like the Traveler, the Onyx has four inputs with mic preamps.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ The Mic will likely hum and sound like garbage.
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^ Inputs 1–4 are analog instruments with preamps for instruments or mics.
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.However tip send has become the generally accepted standard for mixer inserts since the early-to-mid 1990s.^ Unfortunately, there’s no reliable standard as to which of the connectors, tip or ring, corresponds to the send or return on console insert jacks (see TCRM 5).
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^ Early TOSLINK systems used raw data from the CD player; the S/PDIF standard has now become fairly universal for audio streams.
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The TRS Ring Send configuration is still found on some compressor sidechain input jacks such as the dbx 166XL.[15]
.In some very compact equipment, 3.5 mm TRS jacks are used as patch points.^ These jacks can be either TS or TRS. They are used frequently on digital recording gear and sound cards where a small jack is required.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

^ TRS connectors are used for balanced cables, stereo, and can serve as a single jack for in and out signal flow.
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^ Often channel insert points use TRS jacks as an in/out connection to an effects unit.
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.Some sound recording devices use a TRS as a mono microphone input, using the tip as the signal path and the ring to connect a standby switch on the microphone.^ Microphone, speaker, and auxiliary input connections to a sound mixer [0035] 6.
  • Mixable earphone-microphone device with sound attenuation - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ TRS can also be used for mono-only balanced connections.
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^ The microphone input is set to mono.
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Computer sound

.Personal computer sound cards from Creative Labs, Sound Blaster or compatible to these use a 1/8″ TRS as a mono microphone input, and deliver a 5 V polarising voltage on the ring to power electret microphones from the card manufacturer.^ The microphone input is set to mono.
  • Mixable earphone-microphone device with sound attenuation - Patent application 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ This mechanism is the same that is used for all of the TRS-80 line of computers.
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^ The Realtek ALC655 is an above average onboard audio solution delivering EAX 1.0 and 2.0 compatible sound, Direct Sound 3D, A3D, HRTF 3D Positional and Sensaura 3DPA enhancement.
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.Sometimes called phantom power, this is not a suitable power source for microphones designed for true phantom power and is better called bias voltage.^ Invariably, they buy some pretty cool, cutting-edge gear: fancy microphones, designer preamps, powerful multitracks….
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(Note that this is not a polarizing voltage for the condenser, as electrets by definition have an intrinsic voltage; it is power for a preamplifier FET [transistor] built into the electret microphone can.) Compatibility between different manufacturers is unreliable.
.Normally, 1/8″ 3-conductor sockets are used in computer soundcards for stereo output.^ Double Normalling is effectively doubled-up half normalling, and to break the normalled signal path it is necessary to insert plugs into both the output and input sockets.
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^ I can't think of an installation in which I've used single normalling, but double normalling is often used for main outputs and other mission-critical connections.
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^ Using a three-conductor cable on the unbalanced output of an effects unit will not make the signal balanced.
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.Thus, for a soundcard with 5.1 output, there will be 3 sockets to accommodate 6 channels—front left & right, surround left & right, and center & subwoofer.^ Usual practice for a small installation is to have the signal flow zig-zag across the patchbay from left to right: source outputs to channel inputs, group outputs to recorder inputs, recorder outputs to monitor inputs, desk outputs to master recorder inputs, speaker outputs to amplifier inputs...
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^ Muddle over left/right channel of TRS plug - sci.electronics.repair .
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^ TRS (Tip/Ring/Sleeve, two stripes) in a stereo configuration carries both left and right channels on one plug; sometimes called stereo plugs ( Figure 3.5 ).
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But the 6.1 and 7.1 channel soundcards from Creative Labs are equipped with 1 and 2 sockets of 1/8″ 4-conductor sockets respectively. .This is to accommodate rear-center (6.1) or rear left & right (7.1) channels without additional sockets on the sound card.^ When the control is set to its center position, the input signal is sent to the left and right speakers equally.
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^ Muddle over left/right channel of TRS plug - sci.electronics.repair .
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  • Muddle over left/right channel of TRS plug - sci.electronics.repair | Google Groups 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TRS (Tip/Ring/Sleeve, two stripes) in a stereo configuration carries both left and right channels on one plug; sometimes called stereo plugs ( Figure 3.5 ).
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

But speaker have normal 3-conductor sockets. In Creative's documentation, the word "pole" is used instead of "conductor".
.The Apple PlainTalk microphone jack used on some older Macintosh systems is designed to accept an extended 1/8″ TRS; in this case, the tip carries power for a preamplifier inside the microphone.^ TRS plugs are used to carry 2 ch.
  • Speaker Advice - Hydrogenaudio Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.hydrogenaudio.org [Source type: General]

^ TRS-80 System Carrying Case Set .
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^ Volvo FH12-500 6 x 2 TRSHU42JB1 Volvo FH 12-500 The TRS HU17-08/42, installed on a Volvo FH12-500 6 x 2 midlift, with a design capacity of 8,000 kgs at the maximum reach of 4.2 mtrs, includes a power tilt and levelling system.
  • TRS Trucks | Products | Recovery Vehicle Manufacturers Worldwide 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.trstrucks.co.uk [Source type: General]

.If a PlainTalk-compatible microphone is not available, the jack can accept a line-level sound input, though it cannot accept a standard microphone without a preamp.^ Input (line level) has XLR and -inch TRS female jacks.
  • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 7-pin socket accepts the 4-pin plug (unlike the standard 7-pin socket) and the S-video signals are available on the matching pins.
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^ XLR female, IS-PRE combination preamp for Microphone and Line .
  • Infrasonic Windy6: 6-in / 6-out FireWire Recording Interfac 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.infra-sonic.com [Source type: Reference]

.Generally, all of Apple's computers now have combination electric/optical 1/8″ TRS jacks for both input and output.^ Inputs 5–8 are simple balanced TRS jacks.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ When you turn on both debug apple errors and debug apple routing , the following message can be generated: .
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^ The debug appn all command generates more output than any other debug appn command and can alter timing in the network node.
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.This allows for conventional stereo input and output with electrical connections, or 5.1 digital input and output with a mini-Toslink cable.^ Hosa YMP-137 6” Stereo 3.5 mm Male to Two Mono 3.5 mm Female “Y” Adapter Cable ymp137 y mini plug .
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^ Devices tend to follow certain conventions of structure, layout, and available inputs and outputs.
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^ Using the correct impedance is especially relevant when you're connecting an output of an electric guitar.
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Recording equipment

Stereo devices which use "plug-in power": the electret capsules are wired in this way
.Many small video cameras, laptops, Minidisc recorders and other consumer devices use a 3.5 mm microphone connector for attaching a (mono/stereo) microphone to the system.^ GMP-500 Hosa-GMP-500-Stereo 2.5mm Female to 3.5mm Male Allows connection of devices that use 2.5mm stereo cables to devices that use 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo jacks, like: iPods, personal portable audio devices, etc...
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^ Now digital technology has added many types of connectors and cables that connect computer serial buses to various peripherals such as printers, drives, interfaces, digital recorders and processors, video equipment, and DJ gear.
  • Audio Cable Buying Guide | Musician's Friend 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

^ Too many other companies have; look at Sears with its Cartravision color TV/tape recorder.
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These fall into three categories:
  • Devices (usually of the "toy" variety), which use an un-powered microphone: usually a cheap dynamic or piezo microphone. .The microphone generates its own voltage, and does not require power.
  • Devices (usually very expensive recorders, for hi-fi or broadcast use) which use a self-powered microphone: usually an expensive dynamic microphone with internal battery-powered amplifier.
  • Devices (most consumer equipment) which use a "plug-in powered" microphone: an electret microphone containing an internal FET amplifier.^ Very simple and useful device!
    • AudioProz - Welcome to Audioproz.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.audioproz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Does not require proprietary plug-ins.
    • 24 I/O Core System from audioMIDI.com 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.audiomidi.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Most consumer audio gear (and some professional gear) uses unbalanced connections.
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    These provide a good quality signal, in a very small microphone. However, the internal FET requires a DC power supply, which is provided as a bias voltage for an internal preamp transistor.
.Plug-in power is supplied on the same line as the audio signal, using an RC filter.^ This mechanism is the same that is used for all of the TRS-80 line of computers.
  • Semi-Virtual Diskette (SVD) - TRS-80 Color Computer (CoCo) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.thesvd.com [Source type: General]

^ Why send a speaker level signal long distance when you can connect up optimum line level direct with balanced cable and pro plugs?
  • Speaker Advice - Hydrogenaudio Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.hydrogenaudio.org [Source type: General]

^ Each of these recordings is of an extremely low-level signal sent out from, and returned to, the line-level I/O of an M-Audio FireWire 410.
  • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The DC bias voltage supplies the FET amplifier (at a low current), while the capacitor decouples the DC supply from the AC input to the recorder. Typically, V=1.5 V, R=1 kΩ, C=47 µF.
.If a recorder provides plug-in power, and the microphone does not need it, everything will usually work ok, although the sound quality may be lower than expected.^ The FireWire connector plugs into the computer and can even provide power if the computer supports bus power.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ If you want to plug microphones into these jacks, you'll need a preamp.
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^ Since 1984, Hosa has provided cost-effective, high-quality cables in the terminations and lengths required for performing musicians, recording studios, and video applications.
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.In the converse case (recorder provides no power; microphone requires power), no sound will be recorded.^ Hosa has provided cost-effective, high-quality cables in the terminations and lengths required for performing musicians, recording studios, and video application.
  • Hosa Technology 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.avsupply.com [Source type: Academic]

^ I've discovered that a quiet desktop just is as expensive as a laptop (all laptops are comparatively quiet) and no more powerful in most cases.
  • Speaker Advice - Hydrogenaudio Forums 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.hydrogenaudio.org [Source type: General]

Neither misconfiguration will damage consumer hardware, but it could destroy a broadcast-type microphone.

Aircraft headsets

Aviation plug type U-174/U or Nexus TP120, commonly used on military aircraft and civil helicopters.
Commercial and general aviation civil airplane headset plugs are similar, but with a difference. .A standard 1/4″ monaural plug, type PJ-055, is used for headphones, paired with special tip-ring-sleeve, 0.206 inch diameter plug, type PJ-068, for the microphone.^ Tip ring sleeve.
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^ Mini TRS (tip/ring/sleeve) - also called 1/8-inch or 3.5mm stereo: Though a three-conductor connector, this is most often used to carry two unbalanced signals for headphones, computer audio, portable recording gear, mp3 players, or anywhere else that miniaturized stereo connectors are needed.You should also note that there are also specialized four and five conductor versions of the 3.5mm connectors.
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^ Unfortunately, there’s no reliable standard as to which of the connectors, tip or ring, corresponds to the send or return on console insert jacks (see TCRM 5).
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.The extra connection in the microphone plug is used by an optional push-to-talk switch.^ Microphone level: Microphone level uses a much lower signal level, ranging from about –40 dB to –60 dB; this signal level must be amplified to –10 dB or +4 dB when being connected to other gear.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Note: DC-1200 not for multi-line use without optional extra controller.
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^ Use a single power source for audio equipment: Plug audio equipment into a single power source, such as a power strip connected to one wall outlet, thus ensuring a single path to ground.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

.Military aircraft and civil helicopters have another type known by the designation U-174/U. They are also known as Nexus TP120[16] telephone plugs.^ In the UK, the telephone one is known as a type 316 and has a smaller tip than stereo jack plugs.
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^ In the UK, the > telephone one is known as a type 316 and has a smaller tip than stereo > jack plugs.
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^ But would they *really* talk about a 'phone plug' in a telephone exchange?
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.They are similar to a standard 1/4″ (6.3 mm) stereo plug, but with a 7.1 mm (0.281") diameter short shaft with an extra sleeve.^ Hosa YMP-137 6” Stereo 3.5 mm Male to Two Mono 3.5 mm Female “Y” Adapter Cable ymp137 y mini plug .
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^ Hosa GRM-193 Dual RCA Female to Stereo 3.5 mm Male Adapter grm 193 grm193 mini plug .
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^ TRS (Tip/Ring/Sleeve, two stripes) in a stereo configuration carries both left and right channels on one plug; sometimes called stereo plugs ( Figure 3.5 ).
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

.This provides four connections in one plug, allowing for a pair of monaural headphones, a microphone, a push-to-talk switch and a common ground conductor.^ One plug is for headphones and second for microphone.
  • stock.xchng - TRS connectors of computers headphones (stock photo by hisks) 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sxc.hu [Source type: General]

^ Most buildings have just one ground, probably a connection in the basement or crawlspace that connects the wiring to the earth.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ Unfortunately, the moment you connect two or more electrical devices to one another, you create the possibility of a ground loop .
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

.Some mobile phones such as the Nokia N95, the Apple iPhone and the HP IPAQ 500 Voice Messenger also use a similarly-wired plug for their headset.^ Audio Technica Hi-Z instrument/guitar cable with 1/4” phone plug, terminated for use with UniPak transmitter.
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[citation needed]

Configurations and schematic symbols

Phone jack symbols.png
.These examples are meant to illustrate each possible component of such jacks, but many other configurations using these basic components are available.^ Many of the names are associated with individual manufacturers, such as RCA and Toshiba's TOSLINK, even though these connectors have become industry standards.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ The NOF component is responsible for processing commands entered by the user such as start, stop, show, and configuration commands.
  • Cisco IOS Debug Command Reference, Release 12.1 - Debug Commands (debug aaa acounting - debug appn trs)  [Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.1 Mainline] - Cisco Systems 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cisco.com [Source type: Reference]
  • Cisco IOS Debug Command Reference, Release 12.2 - Commands: debug aaa accounting through debug appn trs  [Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2 Mainline] - Cisco Systems 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cisco.com [Source type: Reference]
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^ For information on these commands and other commands used to customize logs, refer to the Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide and Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Command Reference .
  • Cisco IOS Debug Command Reference, Release 12.2 - Commands: debug aaa accounting through debug appn trs  [Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2 Mainline] - Cisco Systems 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cisco.com [Source type: Reference]

.All examples in the above figure are oriented so the plug 'enters' from the right.^ LDOS Ready BACKUP (enter) BACKUP - LDOS Disk Backup Utility - Version 5.3.1 Copyright 1992 MISOSYS, Inc., All rights reserved Source drive number ?
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^ TRS (Tip/Ring/Sleeve, two stripes) in a stereo configuration carries both left and right channels on one plug; sometimes called stereo plugs ( Figure 3.5 ).
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

A. A simple two-conductor jack. .The connection to the sleeve is the rectangle towards the right, and the connection to the tip is the line with the notch.^ TRS (Tip/Ring/Sleeve, two stripes) in a stereo configuration carries both left and right channels on one plug; sometimes called stereo plugs ( Figure 3.5 ).
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ TS (Tip/Sleeve, one stripe) is used for mono connections like guitar cables.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ The connections on the plug are called tip, ring, and sleeve (TRS) depending on their location on the plug.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

Wiring connections are illustrated as white circles.
B. A three-conductor, or TRS, jack. The upper connector is the tip, as it is farther away from the sleeve. The sleeve is shown connected directly to the chassis, a very common configuration. This is the typical configuration for a balanced connection. .Some jacks have metal mounting connections (which would make this connection) and some have plastic, to isolate the sleeve from the chassis, and provide a separate sleeve connection point, as in A.^ Perhaps this is a psychological point, to make the prospective buyer get a sense of how nice it would be to have this box sitting there.
  • Everything you were Afraid to Ask about Cables 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tweakheadz.com [Source type: General]

^ TRS (tip/ring/sleeve) - often used for +4 dBm line-level signals, but also commonly used for making unbalanced connections such as used for stereo headphones, and for switching jacks.
  • - The Compleat Recording Musician - Part 6 : Recording Magazine - 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.recordingmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Neutrik NJ3FP6F-P 1/4" Locking Chassis Jack Plastic Housing $5.77 .
  • Parts-Express.com: Neutrik NJ3FP6C-BAG 1/4" Locking Chassis Jack Black | neutrik TRS jack 1/4" plug phone plug 1/4 connector 1/4 jack 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.parts-express.com [Source type: General]

C. This three-conductor jack has two isolated SPDT switches. .They are activated by a plug going into the jack, which disconnects one throw and connects the other.^ Physical connector types: Jacks and plugs are differently shaped connections on your equipment.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

^ This isn't likely to be a problem until you plug one piece of gear (like your computer) into one outlet, then plug another piece of gear (like powered speakers) into a different outlet.
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^ If you want to plug microphones into these jacks, you'll need a preamp.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

The white arrowheads indicate a mechanical connection, while the black arrowheads indicate an electrical connection. .This would be useful for a device that turns on when a plug is inserted, and off otherwise, with the power routed through the switches.^ Features paper-empty light, print select (on/off), paper advance and power on/off switch with pilot light.
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^ The debug apple eigrp-all command can be used to monitor acquisition of routes, aging route table entries, and advertisement of known routes through Enhanced IGRP. .
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  • Cisco IOS Debug Command Reference, Release 12.2 - Commands: debug aaa accounting through debug appn trs  [Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2 Mainline] - Cisco Systems 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cisco.com [Source type: Reference]
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^ Each device in your setup should have a direct path to ground through its three-connector power plug.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

D. This three-conductor jack has two normally closed switches connected to the contacts themselves. .This would be useful for a patch point, for instance, or for allowing another signal to feed the line until a plug is inserted.^ As described above, it is important to understand that using the standard TRS-80 Model 3/4 controller, that although the external connector controls drives #2 and #3, the signals on that connector use the lines for drives #0 and #1.
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^ An alternative requirement is when I to feed the portable recorder's output into the PC on  both channels (stereo) and then use I would an audio editor to replay either L or R on its own.
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^ This isn't likely to be a problem until you plug one piece of gear (like your computer) into one outlet, then plug another piece of gear (like powered speakers) into a different outlet.
  • Peachpit: Setting Up Your Equipment > Connecting Physical Hardware 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.peachpit.com [Source type: General]

The switches open when a plug is inserted. .A common use for this style of connector is a stereo headphone jack that shuts off the default output (speakers) when the connector is plugged in.^ TRS jack 1/4" plug phone plug 1/4 connector 1/4 jack .
  • Parts-Express.com: Neutrik NJ3FP6C-BAG 1/4" Locking Chassis Jack Black | neutrik TRS jack 1/4" plug phone plug 1/4 connector 1/4 jack 23 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.parts-express.com [Source type: General]

^ An alternative requirement is when I to feed the portable recorder's output into the PC on  both channels (stereo) and then use I would an audio editor to replay either L or R on its own.
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^ The male connectors, like the end of your headphone cable, have some sort of protrusion, whereas the female connectors, like the headphone jack on the iPod, have a recession into which the male connector fits.
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Color Codes

These codes were standardized by Microsoft and Intel in 1999 for computers as part of the PC99 standard. See: PCxx Standards.
green TRS 3.5 mm stereo output, front channels or headphones
black TRS 3.5 mm stereo output, rear channels
grey TRS 3.5 mm stereo output, side channels
gold TRS 3.5 mm dual output, center and subwoofer
blue TRS 3.5 mm stereo input, line level
pink TRS 3.5 mm mono or stereo microphone input

See also

References

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  14. ^ "www.whirlwindusa.com/ftp/Blackbox/manuals/lbs.pdf" (PDF). http://www.whirlwindusa.com/ftp/Blackbox/manuals/lbs.pdf. 
  15. ^ "dbx 166XL compressor with balanced TRS "Tip Send" input and output jacks as well as a single TRS "Ring Send" sidechain jack". http://www.dbxpro.com/166XL/166XL.php. 
  16. ^ "nexinc.thomasnet.com/item/all-categories/telephone-plugs/tp-120?&seo=110". http://nexinc.thomasnet.com/item/all-categories/telephone-plugs/tp-120?&seo=110. 

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