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The letters TRS stand for Tip, Ring, and Sleeve, and refer to the parts of the jack plug that the different conductors are connected to. A TRS cable has three conductors vs the two on a standard guitar cable. A guitar cable is a TS, or Tip Sleeve cable.


Female TRS wall jack for a speaker connection?

Hi, I'm currently wiring up a couple of panels for a wall in a studio sound booth. The panels are already loaded with female XLR and female horizontal TRS jacks. I would like to designate one of the 1/4" TRS jacks for an amplifier to speaker cabinet connection.
Can I use one of these existing female 1/4" TRS jacks for a speaker connection if I wire it with two conductor stranded 16 awg? Or will I need to replace the jack specifically with a speaker 1/4" jack?
The remaining jacks will be wired with shielded three conductor 22 awg.

Audio card INPUTS : Which is better? 1/4" TRS and TS or SPDIF (coax digital)

Which do you think is better for audio card INPUTS (not outputs):

1/4" TRS and TS
SPDIF (coax digital)

1. The balanced input jack on the audio card is rated at being 104 to around 107 dBA SNR.

2. We all know the SPDIF input is basically digital 1's and 0's.

3. Both inputs are 24-bit / 44khz or 48khz

So.. which one do you think might be better or worse?

Would they sound different.. and if so, then how?

TRS or TS?

Greetings Everyone,

I'm fairly new to this, & just have a quick cable question..

Just got a Mackie CFX20 (good deal), I've already got an M-Audio Firewire 1814 which then connects into Logic.

I'm looking at getting patch cables to run the individual tracks from the Mackie into the M-Audio.
The Mackie mainly just provides more XLR inputs for mics.. The M-Audio just has 2 XLR & 8 1/4 inch.

Not sure if I should get TRS or TS.. any suggestions?


Replacing T4F with TRS connector-- Pinout questions

I'm doing a little experiment with live-streaming video from a moving car. I'm looking at using this microphone up in the sun visor, and connecting it to this mixer/audio interface [URL=link removed XENYX 302USB which will then be connected to my laptop via usb and narrowcasted to the internet over mobile broadband.

Problem is with the Shure microphone, it's got a T4F connector, and the mixer/audio interface does not accept that connector.

Ant TRS 700


I realize it's a long, long shot, but does anyone by any chance have the schematics for one of these:


It's an ANT TR700 German broadcast desk made in... sometime in the 1980s?

I've searched high and low for info on this, and specfically the schematics, but no luck so far.

Standard TRS vs. Longframe/Military TRS

I'm looking at this:…"]Redco Audio - Custom Audio Cables - Recording Studio Supplies - Custom A/V Panels - Signex Isopatch TRS/DSUB Patchbay[/]="…"]Redco Audio - Custom Audio Cables - Recording Studio Supplies - Custom A/V Panels - Signex Isopatch TRS/DSUB Patchbay[/]
What is the difference between standard and longframe?


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