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TRS question

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by therecordingart, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I feel so stupid for asking this....

    What is the "pin" configuration for TRS cables. I'm putting a few TRS cables together, and I obviously know that the sleeve is the big hunk of metal that the cable sits in, but I think I have the tip and ring confused. Is the copper part in the center the tip or is that the ring?
  2. jdsdj98

    jdsdj98 Active Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Not sure which part of the connector you're talking about, but it sounds like the back side, i.e. the part where you make the connections when soldering. Yes, the smallest part in the center, the most difficult to solder (at least for me), is the tip. It should be apparent that it's isolated from contact with the others by what looks like a ceramic ring around the solder point. The largest, easiest part to solder is the sleeve. The other is the ring.

    Tip = Hot
    Ring = Cold
    Sleeve = Ground

    Hard to explain verbally vs. visually....
  3. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    You nailed it....the hardest part to solder (just above the sleeve). That is the tip....alright....I'm good to go on this.
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    can't know for sure which connector you have
    COPPER centre bit

    that sounds like the tip to me

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