The following are the most common connectors used for audio signals.

  • Phone - mono: used for unbalanced audio connections.

  • Phone - stereo: used for balanced audio as well as some AES/EBU digital audio connections.

  • Phone - RCA: used for unbalanced consumer audio connection as well as S/PDIF digital audio connections.

  • 5-pin DIN: used for serial data transmission in a MIDI system.

  • XLR/Cannon: used for balance audio as well as AES/EBU digital audio connections.

  • BNC: used for S/PDIF digital audio connections
  • audio connectors graphic

    - last update 17 August 2017 -