Professional 1/4'' Plugs
Plugs & Jacks
The Jack connector is one of the most widely known and frequently used connectors in the music industry and is largely used to connect electronic musical instruments and amplifiers. They are sometimes referred to as TRS connectors, which stands for Tip/Ring/Sleeve, where the tip is the end of the male connector, the ring is the central section between the two plastic dividers, and the sleeve is the remaining metal part of the male connector. Each part of the male connector is electrically isolated from the others, allowing a connector to carry more than one signal. The female connector, on the other hand, receives the male connector, which is held in place with a relatively reliable mechanical system.
They are available as mono jacks (single channel, TS) or as stereo jacks (dual channel, TRS). However, three-channel versions (TRRS) are also available when video signals are also required.
There are two principal sizes of jack connectors: the 6.35 mm or 1/4-inch jack, which are widely used in the musical instrument and professional audio sectors, and the 3.5 mm or 1/8-inch jack, often referred to as mini jacks, which are widely used in consumer and commercial applications and Hi-Fi systems. Though more widely used in the consumer and home media sectors, mini-jack connectors are also used in a wide range of applications and are also commonly found on the headphone jacks of portable devices, such as smartphones, iPads or tablets....
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