AxcessAbles Audio 1/4-Inch TRS Balanced Male to 1/4-Inch TRS Male Multi-Colored Instrument, Patch Cables w/ Metal Connectors (3ft - 6 Pack)

AXCTRS14-P130-M

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1/4-inch (6.35mm) TRS Male to 1/4-inch (6.35mm) TRS Male Balanced Stereo Multicolored Instrument Cables

The TRS (Tip-Ring-Sleeve) 1/4-inch (6.35mm) stereo balanced instrument cable is a versatile audio cable used in various applications. Here are the common usages for this type of cable:

  1. Connecting Instruments to Audio Interfaces/Mixers: The TRS 1/4-inch cable is the standard connection for plugging in musical instruments, such as electric guitars, bass guitars, and keyboards, into audio interfaces, amplifiers or mixing consoles. The balanced nature of the TRS connector helps to reduce noise and interference, providing a cleaner signal transmission.
  2. Connecting Balanced Line-Level Devices: TRS 1/4-inch cables are used to connect balanced line-level devices, such as professional audio equipment (e.g., studio monitors, preamps, and some microphones) to other balanced components in a sound system. The balanced connection helps to maintain signal integrity and minimize interference, particularly over longer cable runs.
  3. Routing Auxiliary Signals: TRS 1/4-inch cables are often used to route auxiliary signals, such as send/return connections for effects processors, or to connect external hardware like synths or drum machines to a mixer or audio interface.
  4. Headphone Connections: Many high-quality headphones, particularly those used in professional audio applications, utilize a TRS 1/4-inch connector for the headphone output. This allows for a more robust and reliable connection compared to the more common 3.5mm (1/8-inch) headphone jack.
  5. Interconnecting Balanced Audio Equipment: In professional audio setups, TRS 1/4-inch cables are used to interconnect various balanced audio components, such as mixing consoles, outboard effects, and other studio equipment. The balanced nature of the TRS connection helps to maintain signal integrity and reduce noise, especially in environments with potential electromagnetic interference.

It's important to note that the TRS 1/4-inch cable can also be used in unbalanced applications, though the balanced connection is generally preferred for professional audio setups to ensure optimal signal quality and noise reduction.