Adapters and Connectors

Adapters:
Adapters are great for connecting an audio or video source, so you can listen or view your program. Video connections may require a video converter to work properly. Please see our Video Converters for assistance with your selection.

Identifying the right connector is critical for selecting the correct adapter. Here are some of the common connectors, configurations and their usage:


2.5mm miniature stereo(three bands) - older cellphone for microphone and mono headset.

3.5mm (1/8") miniature mono(two bands) - older camcorder as a microphone or mono headset connection.
3.5mm (1/8") miniature stereo(three bands) - mp3 players, iPod, iPhone, iPad, computer sound and stereo headsets.
3.5mm (1/8") miniature 4 pin(four bands) - iPhone, iPad, smartphones with microphone and stereo headsets, computer sound and multi-channel computer sound cards.
1/4" phono mono(two bands) - PA speakers, microphones, sound or video boards and pro-level connections.
1/4" phono stereo(three bands) - PA speakers, microphones, large headsets, sound or video boards and pro-level connections.
RCA Phono - composite video, component video, analog or digital audio, subwoofer and receiver.
XLR - microphones, sound boards, speakers and pro-level connections.
S-video - round mini din used for composite type video
Toslink - fiber optic multi-channel sound from set-top boxes, digital tuners and HDTV audio outputs.

Connectors:
Nothing is more important to your cable than the connector on it's end! And we have some great ends. WBT, ViaBlue, Liberty, Neutrik, Switchcraft, G&H, Calrad and other high quality brands. Tin, Copper, Silver and Gold plated connectors available to match your equipment.


Not sure what you need? See our How to
Home Theater Connection Guide
and our Brand New! Audio/Video Connectors Guide

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