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Common 10 kinds of audio and wire

Jun 15, 2017

In the professional audio system, people's eyes are usually concentrated on the main equipment, but when the sound system failure, the problem is often wire, such as plug contact bad ... In the sound system, the role of wire is not to be ignored. Below is a list of 10 kinds of audio and wire, how much do you know?

1, Adat
ADAT is a common optical fiber interface, the full name is Alesis digital audio abbreviation, is developed by Alesis Company A fiber conduction line, the more common use is used for a recording interface and another B audio interface transmission, such as a 8-track configuration Adat recording interface, you can adat to pick up a 8-track microphone front level, so you can upgrade to 16 tracks!

2, Fire
Fire and alias FireWire, also known as IEEE 1394, in fact, are talking about the same thing, is developed by the Apple specifications, Fire early force against USB to become the world's general specifications, unfortunately in the specification war cashed down, and in 2008 Apple has announced no longer developed. Early recording interfaces were mostly Fire specifications and USB specs, but with USB3 0 's universal and gradually disappearing Fire, there are now few Fire of FireWire specifications.

3. USB
USB Full name is Universal Serial bus, is an online computer system and external device of a serial port standard, the picture seen is USB2.0 and the previous Type B style, the new USB3.0 of the Type B has been different, used to connect the device end, such as the recording interface, the Master keyboard.

Pdif by the Sony and Philips together, the full name is Sony Philips Digital interface format, is a digital transmission interface, can use fiber or coaxial cable output, the audio output to the decoder, can maintain high fidelity output. Widely used in DTS and Dolby digits.

5, XLR (canon)
XLR, commonly known as Cannon head, often used in microphones, recording equipment, if the balance of signal transmission or use of capacitive microphone, be sure to use the XLR specifications of the microphone to complete power.

6, TS (6.3mm mono)
Commonly known as the phone Jack 6.3, or 6.3 joints, there are also known as 1/4 joints, the general purpose is the instrument of the wire, such as guitar, bass, Keyboard can be used.

7, 3.5mm, 1/8, stereo Sereo
3.5mm stereo, also known as 1/8 joints, the general purpose is the transmission line of headphones, table-type speaker transmission line, desk-type chat with the microphone line, and so on, because the general 3.5mm in the use of equipment for more than three-dimensional device, like the horn has two sides, headphones also have both sides, so 3.5mm is generally a stereo design, we can from the front of the black line to determine whether the stereo, there are two black lines to indicate stereo stereo, if the black line only one single channel mono. (add: Now there are 4 poles of 3.) 5mm connector, generally used for mobile phones or to the sound quality requirements of the left and right channel of the ground separate. )

8, TRS (6.3mm stereo)
Same as the top is phone jack 6.3, but it is stereo, we can from the front of the phone jack to distinguish between mono or stereo, if a black line is a single channel, two black line is the stereo, often used for the output of the microphone, electronic organ.

9, RCA (Plum Head)
Commonly known as plum Head, or red and white joints (because some types of RCA joint appearance looks like plum petals), often used in the general household audio equipment.

10, MIDI
MIDI is the industrial standard established in 1991, usually using the communication between Yuchen and computer, using MIDI line to connect the piano and computer, the signal, intensity, sound pedal and so on can be transmitted to the computer, used for arranging, recording, writing and so on. After connecting the MIDI cable to the electronic organ and the computer, the signal can be transmitted to the computer to begin orchestration and recording.