Phone connector

A phone connector—not to be confused with the phono connector—is a plug and jack combination used for analog audio signals. The phone plug consists two or more electrical contact points. A “TS” connector has a metallic tip and sleeve enabling two electrical contacts. The “TRS” connector adds a metallic ring for a third contact and … Read more

Phono Connector

The RCA phono connector—not to be confused with the phone connector—is a plug and jack combination typically used for analog audio and video signals. The phone plug consists an 8.3 mm (0.327 inch) centre pin with a 3.2 mm (0.126 inch) outer earth/ground shell. Contact is maintained by friction. IN the 1930s, RCA introduced the … Read more

TQG Connector

The Switchcraft Tini-QG series of connectors are referred to as “Mini XLR”, modelled after the larger Cannon XLR connector. They are often used to connect miniature microphones, such as a lavalier mic, to wireless belt-pack transmitters.  There is no recognised standard for the use of the Mini XLR in audio applications so interchangeability between microphones … Read more

XLR Connector

The Cannon XLR Connector is a plug and jack combination commonly found in audio, video and stage lighting applications. It is available in configurations from 3 to 7 conductor pins. EIA Standard RS-297-A standardises the use of the 3-pin Cannon connector (XLR3) for balanced audio signals. The XLR3 is used with professional microphones, and to … Read more