Pro-Audio 1/4 IN Mono Speaker Cable - Male to Male - 16 AWG
Pro 1/4' Audio Cable - 3FT 1/4' Male Mono Speaker Cable
¼ IN speaker cables are often used for high-current audio applications. These cables are used for amplifiers and loud speakers. This cable features nickel plated ¼ IN TS plugs. Internally this cable is made from 16 AWG oxygen-free copper (OFC) for lower resistance. These cables are engineered for loud speaker applications only.
- Connector A: ¼ IN TS Male
- Connector B: ¼ IN TS Male
- Length: 3 FT
- Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) 16 AWG x 2 Conductors
- Black PVC jacket for both durability and flexibility
- Intended for high-current applications only, not line-level signals
- Hosa P/N: SKJ-603
Q: What does TS mean? What is a TS connector used for?
A: TS is the abbreviation for “Tip Sleeve IN and refers to a specific type of 1/4″ connector that is set up for 2-conductor unbalanced operation. One insulator ring separates the tip and sleeve. The tip is generally considered the “hot IN or the carrier of the signal while the sleeve is where the ground or shield is connected. TS cables are best known as guitar or line-level instrument cables.
Q: What does TRS mean? What is a TRS connector used for?
A: TRS is the abbreviation for “Tip Ring Sleeve. IN It looks like a standard 1/4″ plug but with an extra “ring IN on its shaft. TRS cables have two conductors plus a ground (shield). TRS connectors are commonly used to connect balanced equipment or for running both left and right mono signals to stereo headphones.
Q: Why is a ¼ IN connector sometimes called a “phone plug IN?
A: The original 1⁄4 in (6.35 mm) version dates from 1878 when it was used for manual telephone exchanges making it possibly the oldest electrical connector standard still in use. It was used for years by telephone operators to patch telephone connections together.