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Audio Engineering 101 by Tim Dittmar

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Appendix B

AUDIO CONNECTORS

A variety of connectors are used in music production. It will be helpful if you can recognize the differences and uses of each connector. A jack is used to describe the female side of an audio connector, whereas a plug is used to describe the male side of a connector. A plug is inserted into a jack. As mentioned in Appendix A, some connectors are associated with balanced lines/signals, whereas others are associated with unbalanced lines/signals. In addition, some connectors can be used for both analog and digital purposes. Let's start with analog connectors.

Analog Connectors

Four common connectors associated with analog equipment are as follows:

1.

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