- Audio and video connector
Audio connectors and video connectors are
electrical connectors for carrying an audio signalor video signal, either in an analog or digitalformat. Analog A/V connectors often use Shielded cableto inhibit RF interferenceand noise.
Audio connectors are
electrical connectors designed and used for audio frequencies. They can be analogue or digital. Common audio connectors include:
* Multi-conductor connectors:
** DB25 is for
multi-track recordingand other multi-channel audio, analog or digital
** DIN connectors and
RCA connectors, also known as "phono" connectors or "phono plugs", used for analog or digital audio or analog video
Speakon connectors by Neutrikfor loudspeakers
TRS connectoralso known as tip-ring-sleeve plug, phone plug, jack plug, mini-jack, and mini-stereo. This includes the original 6.35mm (quarter inch) jack and the more recent 3.5mm (miniature or 1/8th inch) and 2.5mm (subminiature) jacks, both mono and stereo (balanced) versions.
XLR connectors, also known as "Cannon plugs", used for analog or digital balanced audiowith a balanced line
* Digital audio interfaces and interconnects:
AES/EBUinterface, normally with XLRconnectors
S/PDIF, either over electrical coaxial cable(with RCA jacks) or optical fiber( TOSLINK).
Newer connectors are identified by their shape and not their colour.
Some connectors can carry both audio and video signals simultaneously:
Unified Display Interface(UDI)
F connectors are used with RF modulators for televisions without direct inputs
HDMIis a new digital standard
SCART, now the most common in Europe
* TRS connectors with more than one ring, or
Sony's hybrid RCA with a TRS pin
Coaxial cable/ RG-6/ RG-59/ Cable television(CATV)
High-end audio cables
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