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1. Cables

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A cable is a wire used for the electrical connections between input/output devices and amplifier sources. It has three key electrical properties: resistance, capacitance, and inductance. Resistance is by far the most important property to look at. Low-resistance wire allows more of the source’s power through to the speaker coil, meaning more power and more sound. Generally speaking, resistance starts to have an effect on the performance of a speaker when resistance is greater than 5% of the speaker’s impedance. Resistance is affected by two key aspects: wire length and the cross-sectional area of the wire. The shorter the wire is, the less resistance it will have. The trick here is to minimize wire lengths where possible but still ensure your speakers are positioned apart. It’s also important that the wire lengths to both speakers are the same to ensure they both have equal impedance values. The cross-sectional area of the wire is referring to the thickness, or gauge, of the wire. The thicker a wire or the lower the gauge, the less resistance. It is therefore a combination between speaker impedance, length, and gauge that affects the resistance. Copper is the most widely used material for speaker cable due to its low cost and low resistance. However, copper does oxidize so it needs to be well covered and insulated. When exposed to air, pure copper reacts to creating copper oxide which covers the exposed surface; this creates a barrier between the cable and the speaker/ amplifier therefore can weaken connections.

Cables

  • TRS/TS 1/4” TRS stereo cable

  • XLR Male and female XLR cables

  • RCA left and right channel audio cables

  • MIDI

  • Snake Cables

  • ADAT Lightpipe

  • USB Cables

  • FireWire (audio, data, connectivity)

  • Coaxial Cables

  • Microphone Cables

  • Speaker Cables

  • Power Cables

  • Digital Cables

  • Video Cables

2. Connectors

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The term ‘audio connector‘ is a generalized term that refers to a component used to connect a wire, cable, device to another wire, cable, or device. Audio components can be male or female, and input or output. While alluding to an audio connection, the connector is the end part of the cable that connects to a jack or port. Some connectors will feature locking mechanisms of different sorts like flip, blade locking, or screw bolting to avoid poor fixing and avoid accidents. An audio jack is an opening or a port that enables a fitting or compatible connector to be associated with the jack. The jack is commonly the fixed portion in a gear that does not move much. It is typically the female socket, but this is not always the case.  The plug, which is usually the male connector is the part that connects to a port or a jack. The audio plug always connects to something. A common example of an audio plug is the 3.5mm headphone plug. This connects earbuds or headphones to the 3.5mm headphone jack on digital audio players, some phones, a laptop, or a PC. An audio adapter or adaptor is a device that can convert audio signals from one device to another incompatible device. An audio adapter usually links two incompatible devices. Apart from converting audio signals, audio adapters can take the physical form of one connector to another. For example, a 6.35mm adapter can be screwed to a 3.5mm headphone plug to be compatible with another device.

Male and Female Audio Connectors

The difference between a male connector and a female connector is simple. The male connector can also be referred to as a plug, and just like people, the male has a ‘pin’ or ‘pins’ that plug into something, in this case, a compatible jack. The female connector can also be referred to as a jack and has a ‘hole’ or ‘holes’ to receive something and, in this case, a compatible male connector.

Connectors

  • XLR Connectors

  • Mini XLR Connectors

  • Phone Connectors

  • 3.5mm Mini Connectors

  • 2.5mm Sub-Mini Connectors

  • RCA Connectors

  • BNC Connectors

  • PowerCON Connectors

  • SpeakON Connectors

  • F-Style Connectors

  • HDMI Connectors

  • MIDI Connectors

  • Solderless/Crimp Connectors

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